Program: Automotive Technology

Overview

Automotive Technology

  • Are you good at figuring out how things work?
  • Do you like to work with your hands, and enjoy using your Critical & Analytical Skills as well?
  • Would you like to be recession proof and train for a job that is always in high demand?

The Automotive Technology Program at Long Beach City College is committed to preparing students for employment in the automotive industry. Our classes provide students with a strong background in automotive technology, hands-on experience, and an understanding of the automotive industry’s requirements for employment.

In addition, LBCC Automotive Classes offer automotive industry certifications NC3/Snap-On Tools and prepare students to pass the ASE Certification Exam.

Career Opportunities

Start your career as a professional and/or specialist in the area below!

  • General Automotive Repair Technician
  • Automotive Maintenance Service Technician
  • Automotive Engine Performance Service Technician
  • Automotive Air Conditioning Technician
  • Automotive Transmission Technician
  • Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Technician
  • Mid-Level Automotive Brake and Alignment Technician
  • Automobile Oil & Lubrication Services
  • Auto Electrician
  • Automotive Quick Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Advisor
  • Automotive Service Manager
  • Automotive Shop Foreman
  • Automotive Business Owner
  • Auto Parts Counter person
  • DIY- Work on Your Own Car
     

degrees & certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Automotive Technology Program.

REQUIRED COURSES – AS & Certificates
 

Associate in science degree (AS), automotive technology

Plan Code: 2941 - The Associate in Science in Automotive Technology instruction will emphasize an introductory general automotive repair, engine repair, automatic and manual drivetrain, wheel alignment, brake systems, electrical system, air conditioning, fuel systems, and automotive light diesel technology. Upon completion students are prepared for all nine areas of the National Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications tests and also will receive one year of work experience toward ASE work experience qualification. The A.S. Degree in Automotive Technology signifies that students are ready for entry level automotive positions and will signify that students have mastered good ethics and workmanship in an auto shop environment.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Describe and demonstrate automotive shop practice safety and automotive systems’ operation fundamentals in order to apply practical service and diagnostic during automotive servicing and repair.
  • Evaluate and identify faults in automotive performance components and perform service to factory specifications.

certificate of achievement, automotive technology

Plan Code: 3941 – The Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology will emphasize an introductory general automotive repair, engine repair, automatic and manual drivetrain, wheel alignment, brake systems, electrical system, air conditioning, fuel systems, and automotive light diesel technology. Upon completion students are prepared for all nine areas of the National Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications tests and also will receive one year of work experience toward ASE work experience qualification. The certificate in Automotive Technology signifies that students are ready for entry level automotive positions and will signify that students have mastered good ethics and workmanship in an auto shop environment.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Describe and demonstrate automotive shop practice safety and automotive systems’ operation fundamentals in order to apply practical service and diagnostic during automotive servicing and repair.
  • Evaluate and identify faults in automotive performance components and perform service to factory specifications.

certificate of achievement, automotive maintenance service

Plan Code: 3926 – This Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Maintenance Service prepares students for entry- level employment in the automotive industry such as a service attendant, novice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic’s helper, pre-delivery (PDI) technician, installer, service technician, brake technician, and/or automotive related position in the industry.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Describe and demonstrate automotive shop practice safety and automotive systems’ operation fundamentals in order to apply practical service and diagnostic during automotive servicing and repair.
  • Evaluate and identify faults in automotive undercar and underhood components and perform service to factory specifications.

certificate of achievement, automotive engine & transmission service

Plan Code: 3939 – This Automotive Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Engine and Transmission Service prepares students for entry-level employment in the automotive industry such as a service attendant, novice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic’s helper, pre-delivery (PDI) technician, installer, service technician, engine and drive trains service technician, and/or automotive relate position in the industry.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Describe and demonstrate automotive shop practice safety and automotive systems’ operation fundamentals in order to apply practical service and diagnostic during automotive servicing and repair.
  • Evaluate and identify faults in automotive engine and drivetrains components and perform service to factory specifications.

certificate of achievement, automotive engine performance service

Plan Code: 3940 – This Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Engine Performance Service prepares students for entry- level employment in the automotive industry such as a service attendant, novice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic’s helper, pre-delivery (PDI) technician, installer, service technician, engine performance (fuel and electrical) service technician, and/or automotive related position in the industry.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Describe and demonstrate automotive shop practice safety and automotive systems’ operation fundamentals in order to apply practical service and diagnostic during automotive servicing and repair.
  • Evaluate and identify faults in automotive engine performance components and perform service to factory specifications.

certificate of accomplishment, automotive quick service

Plan Code: 4923 – This Certificate of Accomplish prepare in Automotive Quick Serve prepares students with skills and knowledge to obtain entry level employment as Quick Service Technicians in the automotive industry, and/or automotive relate position in the industry.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Evaluate and prepare vehicles for quick service according to the manufacturer procedures.

certificate of completion, automotive quick service

Plan Code: 4924 – This program provides instruction in Automotive Quick Service Repair. Topics include composing and estimate for lubrication service, tire repair and brake inspection , communicate effectively with customers, demonstrate proper service procedures, including management of hazardous waste, and research potential job markets in the automotive service industry.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate mastery of diagnostic tools and equipment used for automotive repair.
  • Identify various automotive components.
  • Demonstrate the technical and organizational employability skills required by the automotive industry.

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 211
Automotive Engine Repair
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Auto 212
Automotive Automatic Trans
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Auto 213
Automotive Manual Transmission
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Auto 214
Automotive Wheel Alignment
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Auto 215
Automotive Brake Systems
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Auto 216
Automotive Electric Systems
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Auto 217
Automotive Air Condition Systems
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Auto 218
Automotive Fuel Systems
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Auto 219
Automotive Light Diesel Engines
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Auto 220
Automotive Emission Controls
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Auto 230
Automotive Computer Systems
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Non-credit Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer
Auto 600
Introduction to Automotive Technology
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Auto 601
Automotive Lubrication Service
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Auto 602
Automotive Tire Service
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Auto 603
Automotive Brake Inspection
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Course Descriptions

FAQ

 

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.

What are the jobs?

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