WIP: Automotive Technology

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About the Program

  • 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 of 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.

course offerings

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in developing academic plans.

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

program resources:


 
National Coalition of Certification centers

National Coalition of Certification Centers Logo NC3 certifications are built to be integrated into an existing technical program to enhance what was already being taught. By integrating industry certifications into an academic course it combines the best of both worlds by up-skilling the teacher, providing the professional development technical educators look for, and provide students with more opportunities and relevant job-ready skills.


 
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.

ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Since 1972 our independent non-profit organization has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.


 
SEMA Education

SEMA Education Logo The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

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