Skill Award in Automotive Emissions Inspection

The State of California requires individuals to successfully complete Level 1 - Engine and Emission Controls Fundamentals or equivalent and Level 2 - Smog Check Procedures and pass the state administered examination to become a licensed Smog Check Inspector. Citrus College offers AUTO 168 or AUTO 148, Engine Control Systems satisfying the Level 1 requirement.  AUTO 191, Smog Check Procedures satisfies the Level 2 requirement. 

Select one (1) of the following courses:
This coursework should be completed before AUTO 191.
Engine Performance Maintenance and Light Repair4
Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair8.5
Required course:
AUTO 191Smog Check Inspector Training Level II1.5
Total Units5.5-10

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Emissions Inspection Skill Award will:

  • Be ready to submit their application to BAR and take the State License Exam to obtain their Smog inspector’s license allowing them to perform biannual California emissions controls inspection of on-board diagnostic systems, mandated emission controls and vehicle gas emissions in accordance to State mandates. 

1-Year Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AUTO 148
Engine Performance Maintenance and Light Repair
or Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair
Winter Term 1
AUTO 191 Smog Check Inspector Training Level II 1.5
 Total Units5.5

Note: Course selections may affect total unit value.  

Career Opportunities

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