The Automotive Technology programs are designed to prepare students for employment as Automotive Technicians. Students may also complete their Associate in Science requirements and prepare to transfer to a four-year college. Training is given in both theory and practical skills in the operation, maintenance, and repair of all types of automotive systems.
The following five certificate
options are available:
- Automotive Chassis Specialist
- Automotive Engine Service Specialist
- Automotive Engine Performance Specialist
- General Automotive Technician
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist (2013-2014)
- View our classes for the Four Certificates 2012-2013
Summer 2013 Class Schedule
Check out the Fall 2013 Class Schedule
Grease monkeys are out… Automotive Technicians are in. Excellent opportunities exist in the automotive field for mechanically inclined, people-oriented men and women who like to solve problems. Entry-level Automotive Technician positions at dealerships and independent shops are plentiful for skilled, motivated graduates of Saddleback’s auto tech program. Advancement to supervisory and management positions is possible for people with leadership abilities. Visit our Student Support page for career resources.
Related occupations include service manager, service advisor, motorcycle technician, and auto parts worker. See ONet Online for more automotive occupations.
Note: Co-operative work experience (CWE) internships are possible with local dealerships and independent shops.
For more information contact Department Chair Cliff Meyer at (949) 582-4996 / firstname.lastname@example.org