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Advanced Automotive Technology

Advanced Automotive Technology trains students to diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Advanced 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) tasks.  Instructional areas in this course include shop and personal safety, tools and equipment, automobile heating and air conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and automatic transmission/transaxle.  Students may take a certification test to receive a student Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certificate in the areas of Heating and Air Conditioning (Task Area 7), Manual Drive Train and Axles (Task Area 3) and Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (Task Area 2).


  • Industry Sector: Transportation
  • Grade Level: 11-12
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Automotive Technology; Automotive Technology
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Capstone
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Cypress College (2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022)
    Fullerton College (2015-2016, 2018-2019)
    Golden West College (2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017)
    Westcliff University (2015-2019)

    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: ROP Career Pathway Completion Certificate; Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certificate: Heating and Air Conditioning; Manual Drive Train and Axles; Automatic
  • 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.

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