Automotive Master Technician: Apprenticeship Option

Applied Science & Technology Division
Upon successful completion of the Auto Master Technician Certificate, the student demonstrates skills necessary to work as a fully trained automotive technician in all eight "ASE" areas: engine repair, automatic transmissions/transaxles, manual drive trains/axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronics, engine performance, air conditioning advanced engine performance, and the Clean Air Car Course for emission training. The student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for career opportunities at dealerships, independent repair shops, test only stations, and public agencies such as: Automotive Technician, Service Advisor, Service Manger, Engine Repair Technician, Automotive Transmission Technician, Transmission Technician, Alignment/Suspension Specialist, Brake Specialist, electrical Technician, Engine Performance Driveability Technician, Auto Air Conditioning and Heating Technician, Smog Check Test and Repair Technician, Tune Up Technician or Installer.

The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in association with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). 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. The student may also receive certification required for air conditioning repair and training for the California Headlamp Adjusters license.

Total Units Required 40
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
A-AUTO 50 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 5

Second Semester
A-AUTO 51 Manual Drive Train and Axles 5

Third Semester
A-AUTO 52 Engine Rebuilding 5

Fourth Semester
A-AUTO 53 Brakes, Suspension, and Steering 5

Fifth Semester
A-AUTO 54 Starting, Charging, and Electrical Systems 5

Sixth Semester
A-AUTO 55 Ignition Systems and Electronic Engine Controls 5

Seventh Semester
A-AUTO 56 Fuel Management and Computer Controls 5

Eighth Semester
A-AUTO 57 Air Conditioning, Heating and Electrical Systems 5

Baking & Pastry
Family, Consumer & Health Sciences
Upon completion of the Baking and Pastry Certificate program the student will have a solid foundation of baking principles. This knowledge will allow them to perform at a high level in any pastry establishment. They will be able to produce high quality breads or chocolate candies, and everything in between.

Total Units Required 26
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
CUL ART 1 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry 2
CUL ART 3 Sanitation and Safety 2
CUL ART 7 Baking 3

Second Semester
CUL ART 4 Food and Beverage Cost Technologies 2
CUL ART 5 Commercial Food Preparation 4
CUL ART 8 European Pastry Production 4

Third Semester
CUL ART 10 Plated Desserts 4
CUL ART 12 Retail Bakery Management 3
CUL ART 25 Food Service Management 2