The Automotive Light Repair Specialist Certificate is designed to provide the student with entry level employment skills needed in the areas of automotive repair that have a high volume of regular service and maintenance. Students will learn to diagnosis, service, and repair electrical and lighting systems, heating and air conditioning systems, brake systems, wheel and tires, suspensions, and wheel alignment. A student can seek employment in new car dealerships, specialty repair shops, and franchise automotive repair facilities as a lube technician, A/C technician, brake repair technician, or a wheel alignment technician. This certificate requires a total of 19 units. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken.
In Orange County, the number of automotive technology related jobs is expected to increase by 5 percent over the next five years.Nearly 1,800 job opportunities in this group will be available by 2021 due to new job growth and replacement need (e.g., retirements). There are forecasted to be nearly 360 job openings each year during the five-year frame. Table 1contains detailed employment projections data for these occupations. Since automotive master mechanics and automotive specialty technicians are emerging occupations, data collection is underway and is not yet available; therefore, all current labor market data for automotive service technicians and mechanics includes data for both of these emerging occupations.
Automotive Light Repair SpecialistCertificate
|Requirement||Department Name/Course Number||Course Name||Units||CSU-GE||IGETC||Sequence|
|Required (19 units)||AUTO050 F||Automotive Specialty Practice||2||NA||NA||Yr 1, Fall|
|AUTO065 F||Auto Electrical and Electronic Systems||5||NA||NA||Yr 1, Spring|
|AUTO 083 F||Brake and Suspensions Systems Repair||8||NA||NA||Yr 1-2, Fall|
|AUTO 089 F||Automotive Air Conditioning||4||NA||NA||Yr 1-2, Spring|
|Total units 19|
|Restricted Electives||AUTO050 F||Automotive Specialty Practice||2|
|Restricted Electives||AUTO065 F||Auto Electrical and Electronic Systems||5|
|Restricted Electives||AUTO 083 F||Brake and Suspension Systems Repair||8|
|Restricted Electives||AUTO 089 F||Automotive Air Conditioning||4|