ROP Education Center
385 N. Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 502-5800


Introduction to Automotive Technology

Introduction to Automotive Technology trains students to diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles. This course follows the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) standards.  Instructional areas in this course include shop and personal safety, tools and equipment, automobile brakes and engine repair.  Students may take a certification test to receive a student Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certificate in the areas of Brakes (Task Area 5) and Engine Repair (Task Area 1).


  • Industry Sector: Transportation
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Introductory
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Fullerton College (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020)

    For information about specific articulation agreement terms & conditions, contact the community college or your Career Guidance Specialist (CGS).
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE Student Certification): Braking; Engine Repair
  • Class Location(s): Buena Park HS, Katella HS, La Habra HS, Loara HS, Savanna HS, Sunny Hills HS, NOCROP Regional Courses
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online ( for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.