A.S. in Automotive Technology

This program is designed to prepare students who wish to seek employment in the automotive technology industry or qualify for a more responsible position within the field.

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Automotive Technology A.S. Degree will:

  1. Acquire skills pertinent to industry level national certification exams in the automotive technology industry.
  2. Exit the program with a personal/professional commitment to uphold the high standards and uplift the integrity of the automotive technology industry.
  3. Utilize knowledge acquired in the Automotive Technology program to maximize employment potential in the industry through successful completion of course level outcomes.

Students receiving this degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the District General Education Pattern, CSUGE or IGETC.
    If transferring to a CSU or UC students are strongly recommended to complete the CSUGE or IGETC General Education Patterns. Students looking to transfer to an out of state or private college should consult with a counselor for the appropriate GE pattern selection.
  2. Complete with a “C” or better each course as specified by the major.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of a 2.0 or better in all degree applicable coursework.
  4. Meet the local area requirement of Kinesiology/Dance.
Required courses:
AUTO 151Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair6
AUTO 154Chassis Service, Diagnosis, and Repair9
AUTO 156Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I6
AUTO 163Manual Drivetrain4.5
AUTO 166Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems II4
AUTO 167Automotive HVAC Service, Diagnosis & Repair4.5
AUTO 168Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair8.5
AUTO 172Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles6
Select four (4) units of the following cooperative courses:
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience A1
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience B2
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience C3
Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience D4
Total Units52.5

2.5-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.

Note: Substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
AUTO 101 Fundamentals of Automotive Service, Diagnosis and Repair 6
MATH 144 Technical Mathematics 5
KIN 170
Fitness for Life
or Health and Wellness
or Health and Wellness - Honors
or Introduction to Nutrition
Winter Term 1
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
Spring Term 1
AUTO 156 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems I 6
AUTO 151 Engine Service, Diagnosis and Repair 6
Summer Term 1
AUTO 166 Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems II 4
SPCH 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Interpersonal Communication - Honors
or Public Address
or Public Address - Honors
or Small Group Communication
Fall Term 2
AUTO 154 Chassis Service, Diagnosis, and Repair 9
AUTO 167 Automotive HVAC Service, Diagnosis & Repair 4.5
AUTO 230A Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience A 1
Winter Term 2
AUTO 163 Manual Drivetrain 4.5
AUTO 230C Automotive Service and Repair Work Experience C 3
Spring Term 2
AUTO 168 Engine Control Systems Service, Diagnosis and Repair 8.5
AUTO 172 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 6
Summer Term 2
ANTH 212
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
and Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lab
ETHN 101
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
or Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
Fall Term 3
AUTO 281 Advanced Toyota Technician Training 5
HIST 107
History of the United States before 1877
or History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
or History of the United States since 1877
or History of the United States since 1877 - Honors
or History of Women in the United States
ARCH 250
History of Architecture: Prehistory to Mannerism
or History of Architecture: Baroque to the Present Day
or Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History
or Art History - Topics in Contemporary Art
or History of Photography
or Introduction to the Visual Arts
or Motion Picture Appreciation
or Motion Picture Appreciation - Honors
or History of Dance
or History of Rock and Roll
or Introduction to Theatre Arts
or Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
ENGL 290
Ethnic Voices in Film
or Children's Literature
or Children's Literature - Honors
or Literature of the Bible
or American Food And Culture: Global Origins, History, and Current Impacts
or Great Religions of the World
or Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
 Total Units94.5

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.