About the Automotive Technology Program

Apply basic diagnostic techniques, maintenance procedures, and repair skills to automotive electrical, braking, and suspension and steering systems. Learn how to troubleshoot and repair electronic, mechanical, and hybrid-electric vehicles. Employees in these basic positions in today's automotive maintenance shop operate sophisticated tools and equipment and practice safe work practices under the guidance of more experienced technicians. Gain an understanding of alternative fuels and other emerging technologies as well as how each performs as a potential solution to transportation-related energy and air pollution problems.

Degrees and Certificates

Department Certificate in Automotive TechnologyDepartment Certificate

12 units

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to apply basic diagnostic techniques, maintenance procedures, and repair skills to automotive electrical, braking, and suspension and steering systems.

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Career Options

Job Title Typical Education Median Wage
Automotive Engineering Technicians Associate's Degree $66,438
Fuel Cell Technicians $70,737
Automotive Body and Related Repairers A High School Diploma or Less $34,059
Automotive Master Mechanics A Certificate $35,298
Automotive Specialty Technicians A Certificate $35,298
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers A High School Diploma or Less $73,483
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment A Certificate $75,254
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles A Certificate $32,253
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers A High School Diploma or Less $34,689
Tire Repairers and Changers A High School Diploma or Less $34,348
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General A High School Diploma or Less $40,802
Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation A High School Diploma or Less $75,837
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment A High School Diploma or Less $23,989