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Automotive Technology

Designed to teach the student entry level knowledge and understanding of the tools, techniques, and procedures used in automotive repair. Upon completion of the Automotive Technology program, students will have acquired entry-level knowledge and understanding of the tools, techniques, and procedures used in automotive repair. Students will have the fundamental skills required to gain employment in the automotive industry. 

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to: 

  • Possess skills for entry-level placement utilizing the laboratory/shop requirements identified by NATEF. 

  • Successfully complete the ASE certification examination. 

  • Develop effective communication and interpersonal skills and future continuing education. 

  • Employment for the automotive technology occupational group is expecting to increase 7% between 2017 and 2022 in the Inland Empire/ Desert Region. 7,724 job openings will be available over the five-year timeframe.
  • The Median wage for each of the occupations in the automotive technology occupational group is above the MIT Living Wage estimate of $12.30 per hour for a single adult living in the Inland Empire /Desert Region.
  • There Appears to be an opportunity for program growth based on the average annual number of program completions for the selected community college programs (213 average annual community college credentials, 885 credentials from other educational institutions, 1,098 total average annual credentials) and the annual job openings for the automotive technology occupational group in the local region (1,545 annual job opening).

Program Degrees/Certificates