Many businesses need technicians with very specific skills to repair emission system failures or complex problems relating to the fuel, ignition, and/or engine systems. This specialized degree includes hybrid and electric vehicle, and gasoline and diesel fuel systems training. Successful students will qualify to take the California Bureau of Automotive Licensing exams for Smog Inspector and Repair licensing. Work experience is a requirement for this major, which ensures student competency and success. All students are required to complete a digital portfolio resume used for assessment and practicum. Students completing all courses and general education courses will receive an Associates of Science during Commencement. Students completing all automotive course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement during Commencement.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- Accurately describe and demonstrate knowledge of various automotive emission control systems.
- Diagnose and repair automotive emission control systems by performing necessary actions.
- Communicate effectively and professionally in a diverse setting that includes colleagues, clients, and supervisors.
- Comply with environmental health and safety regulations at the state and federal levels.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|AUTO-111||Engine Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-111L||Engine Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-111T||Engine Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-161||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-161L||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-161T||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-162||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-162L||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-162T||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-181||Engine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems||2|
|AUTO-181L||Engine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-181T||Engine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-183||Engine Performance II Intake Exhaust and Emission Systems||2|
|AUTO-183L||Engine Performance II Intake Exhaust Emission Systems Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-183T||Engine Performance II Intake Exhaust Emission Systems Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-194||Diesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis||2|
|AUTO-194L||Diesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-194T||Diesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-283||Advanced Engine Performance||1|
|AUTO-283L||Advanced Engine Performance Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-283T||Advanced Engine Performance Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-284||Level I Inspector Training Emission Control License||2|
|AUTO-284L||Level I Inspector Training Emission Control License Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-284T||Level I Inspector Training Emission Control License Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-285||Level II Inspector Training Emission Control License||1|
|AUTO-285L||Level II Inspector Training Emission Control License Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-285T||Level II Inspector Training Emission Control License Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-263L||Advanced Electronics Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-263T||Advanced Electronics Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-264||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis||1|
|AUTO-264L||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-264T||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-212||Automotive Work Experience 1||12|
Must be taken for a total of 12 units.
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Automotive Technology Engine Performance Specialist. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.