Program: Advanced Transportation Technology

Overview

Advanced Transportation Technology

Do you love motorsports or want to learn more about your car?  Are you into reducing our environmental impact or are you looking for a career in the growing field of Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, and/or Alternative Fueled Vehicles.  We’ve got it all from passenger cars to heavy-duty Compressed Natural Gas engines, learn about the latest technology and get the experience needed for this exciting field.

Advanced Transportation Technology

Career opportunities
  • Start your career as a technician for an automotive manufacturer, Long Beach Transit, or even the Port of Long Beach.
  • Work as an apprentice to a full-time technician.
  • You could be shop foreman, service manager, or a district parts and service manager for a major automotive company.

Degrees & Certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Advanced Transportation Technology Program.

REQUIRED COURSES – AS & Certificates
 

associate in science degree (as), Advanced transportation technology

Plan Code: 2952 - The Long Beach City College Advanced Transportation Technology Associate in Science Degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for today’s technicians, service writers, and parts support specialists.  The degree is designed to successfully prepare students for employment with entry and mid-level technician, service writer, and parts support specialist positions at dealerships, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and transit.  The program focuses on the industry standard of fix-it-right scores by providing students with the opportunity to develop skills and resolve real-world customer concerns.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Students will analyze and demonstrate their technical knowledge and practical skills to properly and accurately diagnose and repair advanced propulsion systems used in electric, hybrid, and Compressed Natural Gas vehicles.
  • Develop the skills to assess and deduce vehicle driveability concerns pertaining to advanced transportation technologies.

Certificate of achievement, Advanced transportation technology

Plan Code: 3952 - The Long Beach City College Advanced Transportation Technology Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for today’s technicians, service writers, and parts support specialists. The degree is designed to successfully prepare students for employment with entry and mid-level technician, service writer, and parts support specialist positions at dealerships, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and transit. The program focuses on the industry standard of fix-it-right scores by providing students with the opportunity to develop skills and resolve real-world customer concerns.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Students will analyze and demonstrate their technical knowledge and practical skills to properly and accurately diagnose and repair advanced propulsion systems used in electric, hybrid, and Compressed Natural Gas vehicles.
  • Develop the skills to assess and deduce vehicle drive ability concerns pertaining to advanced transportation technologies.

Certificate of Achievement, Alternative fuel vehicles

Plan Code: 3937 - The Long Beach City College Alternate Fuel Vehicles Certificate of Achievement in Alternate Fuel Vehicles is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for today’s technicians, service writers, and parts support specialists. The degree is designed to successfully prepare students for employment with entry and mid-level technician, service writer, and parts support specialist positions at dealerships, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and transit. The program focuses on the industry standard of fix-it-right scores by providing students with the opportunity to develop skills and resolve real-world customer concerns.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Define the pros and cons of various types of propulsion systems of alternative fueled vehicles.
  • Formulate diagnostic strategies for resolving vehicle concerns.

Certificate of achievement, electric & hybrid Vehicles

Plan Code: 3938 - The Long Beach City College Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Certificate of Achievement in Electric & Hybrid Vehicles is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for today’s technicians, service writers, and parts support specialists. The degree is designed to successfully prepare students for employment with entry and mid-level technician, service writer, and parts support specialist positions at automotive dealerships, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and transit. The program focuses on the industry standard of fix-it-right scores by providing students with the opportunity to develop skills and resolve real-world customer concerns.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Define the pros and cons of various types of propulsion systems to include electric vehicles and hybrid fueled vehicles.
  • Formulate diagnostic strategies for resolving vehicle concerns.

Course offerings

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Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer
Auto 200
Introduction to Automotive Technology
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Auto 201
Automotive Lubrication Service
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Auto 202
Automotive Tire Service
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Auto 203
Automotive Brake Inspection
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Auto 216
Automotive Electric Systems
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Auto 270
Introduction to Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
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Auto 271
Introduction to Alternative Fuels
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Auto 280
Light Duty Electric Vehicles
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Auto 281
Light Duty Hybrid Vehicles
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Auto 282
Light Duty Alternative Fuels
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Auto 283
Light Duty EV Powertrain Diagnostics
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Auto 292
Heavy Duty Alternative Fuels
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course descriptions

FAQ

Will this help me pass the ASE F1 Light Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas certification test?

We will provide insight and materials that will prepare you for the test.

Is the industry really heading towards Electric Vehicles and Natural Gas Vehicles?

Many automotive manufacturers have made commitments to switch over a portion of their gasoline cars to electric or hybrid vehicles within the next 5 years.  
CNG is the most used fuel among the transportation sector including buses.

What degrees and certificates are available in Advanced Transportation Technology?

Long Beach City College offers the following:

  • AS – Advanced Transportation Technology
  • Certificate of Achievement – Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
  • Certificate of Achievement – Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Are there material fees associated with this program?

Course Name Material Fees
Auto 200
Introduction to Automotive Technology
$20

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

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HOW TO Transfer & LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.