Automotive Master Technician Apprenticeship Option, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Master Technician: Apprenticeship 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. A "C" or better is required in each course.

Minimum Units Required: 40

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester


A-AUT 050

Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles


Second Semester

A-AUT 051

Manual Drivetrain and Axles


Third Semester

A-AUT 052

Engine Rebuilding


Fourth Semester

A-AUT 053

Brakes, Suspension, and Steering


Fifth Semester

A-AUT 054

Starting, Charging, and Electrical Systems


Sixth Semester

A-AUT 055

Ignition Systems and Electronic Engine Controls


Seventh Semester

A-AUT 056

Fuel Management and Computer Controls


Eighth Semester

A-AUT 057

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Electrical Systems


Minimum Units 40