The Automotive Collision Technical Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the automotive field as a collision-repair technician. The courses in this certificate program will introduce students to the tools, equipment, and procedures used for repairing the electrical systems of a vehicle after body repair, following a collision. Students will focus on electrical repairs that are characteristic of damage after a collision. Focus will be on strict adherence to manufacturer-specific repair procedures, crucial to safety and quality standards necessary for collision repairs. Students must complete each course with a “C” grade or better to be awarded the certificate. Completed course will appear on the student's transcripts, obtained directly through the Automotive department.
Projected number of students completing the certificate is twenty five, annually.
Students will gain the technical knowledge and precision skills required for an entry-level position in the collision repair industry, or career advancement within the industry.
This program requirement is only 12.5 units, however a student may take additional work experience units if desired. It is recommended to take the classes in the following sequence: AUTO 102, AUTO 103, AUTO 105, AUTO 190, and AUTO 204. AUTO 102 is a prerequisite for all classes and the remaining classes can be taken concurrently.
(Y1 or S1)
|AUTO 102||Automotive Systems||3.5||S1|
|AUTO 103||Light Line Technician||2.0||S2|
|AUTO 105||Suspension, Steering, and Alignment||3.0||S2|
|AUTO 190||Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Diagnosis/Repair||1.5||S2|
|AUTO 204||Driver Assist Technology||1.5||S2|
|AUTO 138||Occupational Work Experience||1.0||S2|