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Students in the auto technology program examine the underside of a vehicle.

Automotive Technology

The automotive industry and automobile repair is a pivotal part of the Southern California transportation sector. Employment opportunities are projected to steadily grow from 2019 to 2024, ultimately employing more than 12,000 technicians in Chaffey's regional area. Chaffey College offers a robust Automotive Technology program with courses that cover a wide
range of related topics such as vehicle service and repair, hybrid and electric vehicle inspection and repair, vehicle emissions certification training, and high-performance engine machining and building. In order to remain current with industry demands our program is guided annually by our advisory committee consisting of industry employers, former students, and equipment manufacturer representatives. Students in the program work in high-performing groups and experience industry-standard working conditions.

If you enjoy solving complex mechanical and electrical problems, like to work with your hands, and envision yourself working in the automobile industry, then our program might be a great fit for you. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to be highly involved with extra-curricular activities such as SkillsUSA, the Chaffey College Car Club, and attendance at top educational seminars like SEMA where they have opportunities to learn from industry experts.

This program prepares students for a rewarding career in the automotive repair industry by: 

  • Enhance the student's ability to perform analytical and technical analysis,
    service, and repair or automotive mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Provide technical training in accordance with industry demands.
  • Develop knowledge and skills necessary for the successful attainment of
    industry-recognized ASE certifications.

Explore Your Programs Degree/Certificate Options

Automotive Electrical Systems Certificate Program Map

Engine Performance (Smog Check) Technician Certificate Program Map

Engine Rebuilding Certificate Program Map

General Automotive Service Technician AS Program Map

General Automotive Service Technician Certificate Program Map

High Performance Engines Building and Blueprinting Certificate Program Map

Master Automotive Technician AS Program Map

Master Automotive Technician Certificate Program Map


John Hudson
Professor, Automotive Technology ATL-115
(909) 652-6858
Bruce Osburn
Professor, Automotive Technology ATL-121
(909) 652-6862
Jonathan Polidano
Associate Professor, Automotive Technology


Support Staff

Albert Venegas
Instructional Support
Albert Ortiz
Instructional Support