Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) as a Master Level program, the Automotive Technology curriculum is designed to prepare you for employment as apprentice auto mechanics or to allow you to continue toward a Baccalaureate degree in other advanced schools of technology in preparation for future management and teaching careers.

In this course, you’ll learn safety techniques, trade ethics, use of hand and power tools, theory, and repair and testing of automobiles and their components. Special emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis and repair of electronic and computer systems in late model automobiles. You will also learn to communicate effectively and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the process of diagnosing and repairing vehicles.

  • Meet standards as a results of NATEF program certification and evaluation process.
  • Using Toyota database and standards, student will graduate from T-TEN program as a full-time Toyota technician working at a dealership.
  • Student will successfully gain and keep employment in the automotive field.
  • Be ‘lifelong learners’ in the field of automotive technology, keeping up with changes in vehicles, in diagnostics and in repair procedures through a commitment to continual learning and training.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, supervisors and co-workers.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the process of diagnosing and repairing vehicles.
  • Competently perform industry standard automotive repair procedures, using the proper tools, procedures, and diagnostic techniques, as specified in the NATEF program certification process.

Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided in the link(s) below describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year (as of July 1). Full-time status is defined as a student that enrolls in 12 units for both the fall and the spring semesters of a given academic year.

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You will be prepared to get a job as an Auto Mechanic specializing in any of the following areas: Engine Performance, Chassis and Drivetrain, Chassis Specialist, Engine Repair Specialist, Automotive Electronics Specialist, Drivetrain Specialist, and Light-Duty Auto Repair.

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