Certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the Automotive Technology curriculum is designed to prepare you for employment as apprentice auto mechanics or to allow you to continue toward a Baccalaureate degree in other advanced schools of technology in preparation for future management and teaching careers.
In this course, you’ll learn safety techniques, trade ethics, use of hand and power tools, theory, and repair and testing of automobiles and their components. Special emphasis will be placed on the diagnosis and repair of electronic and computer systems in late model automobiles. You will also learn to communicate effectively and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the process of diagnosing and repairing vehicles.
- Meet standards as a results of NATEF program certification and evaluation process.
- Using Toyota database and standards, student will graduate from T-TEN program as a full-time Toyota technician working at a dealership.
- Student will successfully gain and keep employment in the automotive field.
- Be ‘lifelong learners’ in the field of automotive technology, keeping up with changes in vehicles, in diagnostics and in repair procedures through a commitment to continual learning and training.
- Communicate effectively with customers, supervisors and co-workers.
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the process of diagnosing and repairing vehicles.
- Competently perform industry standard automotive repair procedures, using the proper tools, procedures, and diagnostic techniques, as specified in the NATEF program certification process.
To earn an Associate in Science (AS) or a Certificate of Achievement, most ATECH programs require the same core courses to be completed in the first semester. The required core courses are:
ATECH 21 – Transportation Technology Principles – 4 units
ATECH 22 – Introduction to Auto Mechanics – 4 units
BUS 208* – Communication Skills for Technicians – 3 units
MATH 225* – Math for Technicians – 3 units
After completion of the first semester, you will be able to take courses that apply to your specialty, whether that is Chassis and Drivetrain, Engine Repair Specialist, etc.
Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided in the link(s) below describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the latest completed academic year (as of July 1). Full-time status is defined as a student that enrolls in 12 units for both the fall and the spring semesters of a given academic year.
You will be prepared to get a job as an Auto Mechanic specializing in any of the following areas: Engine Performance, Chassis and Drivetrain, Chassis Specialist, Engine Repair Specialist, Automotive Electronics Specialist, Drivetrain Specialist, and Light-Duty Auto Repair.
If you have a passion for vehicles, ATECH is a great program for you!Bobby Lee.
ATECH is an excellent program if you love automotive; I love to see things run!Frederick Watson
I started as a student, moved into the work-study program and now I am the ATECH Manager. I have so much fun giving tours to high school students and anyone interested in the program. I like for them to know that the possibilities are endless.Candido Mejia.