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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
AUTO 050 Automotive Brakes 4
AUTO 052 Automotive Suspension and Steering 4
AUTO 056 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 4
AUTO 063 Emission Systems 4
AUTO 064 Automotive Electrical: Battery, Starting & Charging Systems 5
AUTO 065 Electrical Accessory Diagnostic 5
AUTO 068 Engine Performance - Ignition Systems 5
AUTO 069 Engine Performance - Fuel and Exhaust Systems 5
AUTO 075X3 Automatic Transmissions Rear Wheel Drive 4 - 6
OR
AUTO 076X3 Automatic Transaxles Front Wheel Drive 4 - 6
AUTO 077 Manual Transmissions and Transaxles 4
AUTO 084 General Automotive Technology 4
AUTO 090X3 Engine Repair 6
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
OR
MATH 942 Arithmetic 3
OR
Eligibility for MATH 952 as determined by the SBVC assessment process 0 - 4
  TOTAL UNITS: 54 - 60

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