WIP: Advanced Transportation Technology

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About the Program

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 Fuelled 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.

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.

associate in science (as), Advanced transportation technology

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

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.

Certificate of achievement, electric & hybrid Vehicles

The Long Beach City College Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for today’s technicians, service writers, and parts support specialists.

Certificate of Achievement, Alternative fuel vehicles

The Long Beach City College Alternative Fuel Vehicles Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for today’s technicians, service writers, and parts support specialists.

Course offerings

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic plannings.

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

Program resources


 
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Automotive Service Excellence Certified Logo The agency help automotive professionals get the recognition they’ve earned for their expertise, ASE has offered its certification exams since 1972.

There are more than 40 ASE certification tests, covering almost every imaginable aspect of the automotive repair and service industry. When you pass one or more tests and fulfill the work experience requirement, you will receive the Blue Seal of Excellence: the nationally recognized ASE emblem on a certificate suitable for framing.

  • Students who complete the ATT courses will be prepared to take the following tests:

ASE F1 – Alternative Fuels 
ASE L3 – Light Duty Hybrid EV
CNG Cylinder Inspector Certification test


 

Today’s Motor Vehicles

Today's Motor Vehicles Logo This website covers the latest news, equipment and information in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry including topics such as automotive quality standards, latest technology, new design components, tooling and grinding, market outlook and much more. Auto sales finally got back above pre-recession levels in 2014 with August sales reaching a seven-year high.


 

ACT News, or Advanced Clean Tech News

Advanced Clean Transportation News Logo This website provides a year-round destination for industry stakeholders to stay up-to-date on the latest trends driving the future of commercial transportation, including over-the-road fleets, aviation, maritime, rail, and seaports. Coverage includes emerging topics such as connected technologies, efficiency strategies, autonomous, digitization, electrification, and alternative fuels.


 

NGT News – Next-Gen Transportation News

Alternative Fuels Vehicle News This website is the destination for business-to-business content addressing the technologies and strategies that are driving innovation in the transportation sector.

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