Automotive Services Degrees + Certificates

Associate Degrees

Automotive Service Technician | Auto Collision Repair Technology

Certificates of Achievement

Automotive Service Technician | Automotive Collision Repair Technology | Automotive Collision Repair Damage Estimator | Automotive Hybrid Technician | Chassis Level I Technician | Powertrains Level I Technician

Associate in Science Degree Auto Collision Repair Technology 37 Units

An Associate in Science Degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:

1st semester

4 units AUSER-123 Introduction to Automotive Collision
Repair Technology

5 units AUSER-125 Introduction to Auto Collision Repair
Technology
(Laboratory)

2nd semester

4 units AUSER-124 Introduction to Automotive Painting and
Refinishing Technology

5 units AUSER-126 Introduction to Automotive Painting and
Refinishing Technology (Laboratory)

3 units AUSER-153 Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems
and Headlamp Aiming

3rd semester

3 units AUSER-141 Introduction to Damage Report Writing

5 units AUSER-225 Advanced Auto Collision (Laboratory)

4th semester

5 units AUSER-226 Advanced Automotive Painting and
Refinishing
(Laboratory)

3 units AUSER-238 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Associate in Science Degree Automotive Service Technician 43.5 Units

An Associate in Science Degree may be earned by completing a minimum of 60 units of degree credit coursework, including the major requirements and breadth requirements, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C or better.

Required core courses:

3 units AUSER-097 Automotive Service Advising

4 units AUSER-101 Automotive Fundamentals

5 units AUSER-103 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems

3 units AUSER-107 Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles

5 units AUSER-111 Automotive Brakes

5 units AUSER-113 Automotive Suspension & Steering

5 units AUSER-115 Engine Service and Repair

4 units AUSER-117 Automotive Drive Trains

4 units AUSER-203 Automotive Engine Performance

2.5 units AUSER-207 Hybrid Electric Vehicles Diagnostics and Repairs

3 units AUSER-238 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Certificate of Achievement Automotive Service Technician 43.5 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Required core courses:

3 units AUSER-097 Automotive Service Advising

4 units AUSER-101 Automotive Fundamentals

5 units AUSER-103 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems

3 units AUSER-107 Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles

5 units AUSER-111 Automotive Brakes

5 units AUSER-113 Automotive Suspension & Steering

5 units AUSER-115 Engine Service & Repair

4 units AUSER-117 Automotive Drive Trains

4 units AUSER-203 Automotive Engine Performance

2.5 units AUSER-207 Hybrid Electric Vehicles Diagnostics and Repair

3 units AUSER-238 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Certificate of Achievement Automotive Collision Repair Damage Estimator 14 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

3 units AUSER-141 Introduction to Damage Report Writing

4 units AUSER-099 Occupational Work Experience

3 units PSYCH-220 General Psychology (or equivalent)

4 units CIS-135 Introduction to Computers (or equivalent)

Certificate of Achievement Automotive Collision Repair Technology 37 Units

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:

1st semester

4 units AUSER-123 Introduction to Automotive Collision
Repair Technology

5 units AUSER-125 Introduction to Auto Collision Repair
Technology
(Laboratory)

2nd semester

4 units AUSER-124 Introduction to Automotive Painting and
Refinishing Technology

5 units AUSER-126 Introduction to Automotive Painting and
Refinishing Technology (Laboratory)

3 units AUSER-153 Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems
and Headlamp Aiming

3rd semester

3 units AUSER-141 Introduction to Damage Report Writing

5 units AUSER-225 Advanced Auto Collision (Laboratory)

4th semester

5 units AUSER-226 Advanced Automotive Painting and
Refinishing
(Laboratory)

3 units AUSER-238 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Certificate of Achievement Automotive Hybrid Technician 13.5 Units

The Automotive Hybrid Technician program provides students with basic service and repair training in automotive electrical and hybrid systems. Program graduates are prepared to service and repair hybrid electric vehicles.

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all of the courses required for this certificate with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

4 units AUSER-190 Automotive Electrical

4 units AUSER-203 Automotive Engine Performance

3 units AUSER-107 Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles

2.5 units AUSER-207 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Diagnostics & Repair

Certificate of Achievement Chassis Level I Technician 17 Units

The Chassis Level I Technician program provides students with basic training in automotive brakes, suspension and steering systems. Program graduates are prepared for apprentice level positions in the industry.

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all of the courses required for this certificate with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

3 units AUSER-097 Automotive Service Advising

4 units AUSER-101 Automotive Fundamentals

5 units AUSER-111 Automotive Brakes

5 units AUSER-113 Automotive Steering and Suspension

Certificate of Achievement Powertrains Level I Technician 16 Units

The Powertrain Level I Technician program provides students with basic service and repair training in automotive engine and transmission systems. Program graduates are prepared for apprentice level positions in the industry.

A certificate of achievement may be earned by completing all of the courses required for this certificate with a grade of C or better.

Courses required for the certificate:

3 units AUSER-097 Automotive Service Advising

4 units AUSER-101 Automotive Fundamentals

5 units AUSER-115 Engine Service and Repair

4 units AUSER-117 Automotive Drive Trains

Automotive Services (AUSER)

AUSER-097 Automotive Service Advising

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course involves the fundamental study of automotive service advising and procedures. Topics include: customer service, writing repair orders, estimating labor charges and revising repair estimates in accordance with California law.   

AUSER-099 Occupational Work Experience

1-4 Units: 60-360 hours of work experience, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Corequisite: Employment in career-related field.

For more information on this course, refer to Cooperative Education. Units are determined by number of hours worked.

This course offers on-the-job learning experiences for employed students, whether paid or volunteer, in cooperation with their employers. If students’ career goals are directly related to their work, they can earn credit for jobs they hold during the term. Students must be enrolled in at least seven units, including their cooperative education units (proportionately fewer in summer session). Students who volunteer for this assignment will earn 1 unit for every 60 hours of volunteer work experience and 1 unit per 90 hours of paid work experience. Petition to repeat for a maximum of 16 units.