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

If you enjoy repairing, maintaining and diagnosing problems relating to vehicles, you've come to the right place. Chaffey College's automotive technology program provides associate's degrees and certificates to prepare you for a variety of automotive specialties.

Contact

Sherman Taylor
Program Coordinator. ATL-115
(909) 652-6860
sherm.taylor@chaffey.edu
John Hudson
ATL-115
(909) 652-6858
john.hudson@chaffey.edu
Bruce Osburn
ATL-121
(909) 652-6862
bruce.osburn@chaffey.edu
Albert Venegas
Instructional Assistant III


Degrees and Certificates

Degrees

Master Automotive Technician Associate in Science degree

The automotive technology curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as technicians in the automotive service industry. The Automotive Technology program at Chaffey College provides instruction pursuant to the standards defined by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Master Automotive Technician Associate of Science Degree or Certificate will be qualified to take the examinations required for certification as an Automotive Master Technician and will receive credit for one year of related work experience towards certification.
Download the degree requirements.

General Automotive Technician Associate in Science Degree

The General Automotive Technician curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain entry level employment as automotive service and repair technicians. Students who successfully complete the requirements for the General Automotive Technician Associate of Science Degree or Certificate will be able to perform basic automotive maintenance and service operations and be immediately productive on the job.
Download the degree requirements.

Certificates

Master Automotive Technician

Same as the Master Automotive Technician Associate in Science Degree 

General Automotive Technician

Same as the General Automotive Technician Associate in Science Degree 

Automotive Electrical Systems 

The Automotive Electrical Systems Certificate prepares the student for employment as an automotive electrical systems specialist. Students with the certificate are qualified to take automotive service excellence (ASE) examination for certification in electricity/electronics and air conditioning.

Engine Rebuilding

The Engine Rebuilding Certificate prepares students for employment as an automotive machinist. 

High Performance Engines Building and Blueprinting 

The High Performance Engines Building and Blueprinting Certificate signifies that the student has developed skills in advanced engine machining and modification for improved performance. Students build on the skills developed in engine rebuilding courses to learn how to build and blueprint engines that exceed the manufacturer's original horsepower and torque ratings.

Engine Performance (Smog Check) Technician

The Engine Performance Certificate provides the training required by the California Smog Check program and qualifies the student to take the Smog Check Technician license examination.