Automotive Technology


    Automotive Technology is a NATEF certified advanced program for students seeking specialized training designed to meet standards set by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This automotive training program is designed to support certification standards supervised by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Prescriptive instruction covers brakes, suspension and steering, engine performance and electricity/electronics. Course content includes instruction in safety, industry standards, related automobile operational theory, diagnosis and trouble shooting, and repair procedures. Students will be exposed to the automotive business and industry and provided with entry-level job skills.

    • Automotive parts, carburetion, front-end alignment
    • Major engine tune-up and performance
    • The function of fuel systems, brakes, engine overhaul and electronic repairs
    • Troubleshooting, analysis and shop practices


    2 semesters / 4 quarters.
    August to June
    Advanced 2nd year available


    Recognized by the Department of Education as a Model Program.

    Articulations/Dual Enrollment

    This course participates in an articulation with Chabot and Las Positas Colleges.


    High school juniors & seniors only.


    3 hours (daily)
    8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


    No cost for high school students.




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