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.