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Automotive Technology

Learn to use diagnostic equipment to find automotive operational faults, document the faults, and repair them.

In this class you’ll learn to use diagnostic equipment to find operational faults, document the faults, and repair them.  Students train to perform service on a variety of steering systems, align wheels, and diagnose problems based on tire wear patterns.  You will learn to repair tires, diagnose and repair all types of brake systems, and refinish brake drums. Gain skills to diagnose and repair electrical system malfunctions, perform battery service, repair or replace ignition systems, and fix all automobile lights. This class covers repair of mechanical engine functions, computerized functions, fuel systems, driveline systems, and much more.


  • Industry Sector: Transportation
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Fullerton College (2015-2016)

    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): Electrical/Electronic Systems; Suspension and Steering; Engine Performance
  • 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 (www.onetonline.org) 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.