WIP: 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
  • Automobile Oil & Lubrication Services
     
  • Mid-Level Automotive Brake and Alignment Technician
  • Automotive Quick Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Advisor
  • Automotive Service Manager
  • Automotive Shop Foreman
  • Automotive Business Owner
  • Auto Electrician
  • Auto Parts Counter person
  • DIY- Work on Your Own Car

degrees & certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Automotive Technology Program.

Associate in science (AS), automotive technology

The Automotive Technology is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. Automotive program designed to prepare students for a wide variety of automotive trade employment and relate industry positions. As our students working on a degree they will earn a series of stackable certificates so that they can acquire employment as they learn. 

Students with skills can find employment with automotive manufacturer car dealerships, independent auto shops, Jiffy Lube, Firestone, Goodyear, Valvoline, and etc.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Student should be able to 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

The Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology will emphasize an introductory general automotive repair, engine repair, automatic & 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.

certificate of achievement, automotive maintenance service

This Automotive Certificate of Achievement in Automotive 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 relate position in the industry.

certificate of achievement, automotive engine & transmission service

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.

certificate of achievement, automotive engine performance service

This Automotive 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 relate position in the industry.

certificate of accomplishment, automotive quick service

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.

non-credit certificate of completion, automotive quick service

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.

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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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