Automotive Dealer Technician

Applied Science & Technology Division
Upon successful completion of the Automotive Dealer Technician Certificate in partnership with the sponsoring General Motors dealership, the student demonstrates skills necessary to work as a fully trained General Motors Automotive Service educational Program (GM ASEP) dealership technician; meet and exceed the requirements of training in all eight "ASE" areas: engine repair, automatic transmissions/transaxles, manual drive transaxles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronics, engine performance, and air conditioning. Students may also receive certification required for air conditioning repair and training for the California Headlamp Adjusters license. The student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for career opportunities that are available at General Motors dealerships as: GM Automotive Technician, GM Service Advisor, GM Service Manager or GM Corporate Employee.

The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in association with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the General Motors Corporation (GM). This program is also certified by the California Department of Consumer Affairs/Bureau of Automotive Repair (DCA/BAR) to deliver the Basic and Advanced Clean Air Car course.

Total Units Required 62
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
AUTO 54 Starting, Charging & Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 52 Engine Rebuilding 6
INDUS 94 Industrial Mathematics 3
OR AA degree math requirement

Second Semester
AUTO 57 Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Systems 6
AUTO 53 Brakes, Suspension, & Steering 7
AUTO 69V Internship 1

Third Semester
AUTO 69V Internship 4

Fourth Semester
AUTO 50 Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 6
AUTO 56 Fuel Management & Computer Controls 6
AUTO 69V Internship 1

Fifth Semester
AUTO 51 Manual Drivetrain & Axles 5
AUTO 55 Ignition Systems & Electronic Engine Controls 6
AUTO 69V Internship 1

Sixth Semester
AUTO 69V Internship 4