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Automotive Technician

This degree/certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level work as automotive technicians working in areas such as new car preps, engine performance diagnoses, automotive maintenance, and automotive service.

For the associate degree, students must complete all requirements for the certificate with a Grade of C or better plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate of Science Degree (minimum total of 60 units).

Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
AUTO050 Automotive Brakes 4
AUTO052 Automotive Suspension and Steering 4
AUTO056 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4
AUTO063 Emission Systems 4
AUTO064 Automotive Electrical: Battery, Starting and Charging Systems 5
AUTO065 Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Repair 5
AUTO068 Engine Performance - Ignition Systems 5
AUTO069 Engine Performance - Fuel and Exhaust Systems 5
AUTO075 Automatic Transmissions Rear Wheel Drive 4
  or
AUTO076 Automatic Transaxles Front Wheel Drive 4
AUTO077 Manual Transmissions and Transaxles 4
AUTO084 General Automotive Technology 4
AUTO090X3 Engine Repair 6
TECALC087 Technical Calculations 4
  or
MATH942 Arithmetic 3
  or
Eligibility for Math 952 as determined by the SBVC assessment process. 0 - 4
 
Total Units 54 - 58

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