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Automotive Mechanics Technology

Automotive Mechanics Technology Program Description


A.A. Automotive Mechanics Technology

Certificates of Achievement

Automotive Mechanics Technology Program Disclosure
Automotive Engine Performance Program Disclosure

Certificates of Proficiency

Automotive Brakes
Automotive Electrical Systems
Small Engine Repair
Automotive Suspension and Steering
Automotive Emission Control
Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles
Automotive Engine Repair

Program Description

The Automotive Mechanics Technology program emphasizes developing skills required for efficient diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of the automobile and its components. This program and its instructors are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.

The college offers both theoretical and practical training relating to all phases of the automobile. Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified for placement as technicians in the auto industry. Students may apply units earned by successful completion of Automotive Mechanics Technology courses to one or more of the specialized certificates and/or the associate's degree in Automotive Mechanics Technology.

The Automotive Student Service Education Training Program (ASSET), offered in conjunction with Ford Motor Company, is incorporated into this degree program. Contact the ASSET Coordinator at (916) 691-7391 for specific program information. To enroll in ASSET automotive courses, interested students must first submit an application and be accepted in the ASSET program.

Career Opportunities

  • Auto Technician
  • Automotive Microcomputer
  • Tune-up & Electrical Specialist
  • Programmer & Operator
  • Inventory Controls Manager
  • Field Service/Sales Representative
  • Auto/Truck Specialist

ASE certified in the areas of Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension and Steering, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Manual Drive Train and Axles


  • Weekend courses in Smog Certification and other automotive topics.
  • 8-week courses to allow completion of certificate in only one year
  • One of the best equipped shops in Northern California for hands-on training
  • Graduates routinely pass ASE and State Smog Certification exams
  • A facility chosen as part of the GM, Ford and Chrysler Technical Training Network
  • ASE Certified Instructors, Programs and Certificates
  • Class sizes with an excellent teacher/student ratio
  • Ford ASSET Program

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see