The Automotive Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills that they will need in order to be successful in the high-tech automotive repair shop of tomorrow. Our experienced instructors provide real-world knowledge and hands-on practice in performing automotive diagnosis, repair, and maintenance. We place special emphasis on preparing our students to begin or advance their careers by becoming certified Master Automobile Technicians and Advanced Level Specialists in the rapidly changing field of modern transportation technologies.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
Robert Pensiero (951) 487-3513
Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Robert Pensiero (951) 487-3513
- Pass all eight areas in the ASE certification.
- Complete all NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) task sheets.
- Prepare to enter the workforce in the automotive industry
Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests! See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.
Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.
|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Automotive Engineering Technician (C, A, B)||$41,233-$64,783||445|
|First Line Supervisor of Mechanics, Installers (SM, C, A)||$44,410-$73,858||4,296|
|Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers Transportation(C)||$53,971-$80-416||171|
|Electronic Equipment Installers-Motor Vehicles (C)||$23,831-$45,088||172|
|Automotive Master Mechanics (SM, C)||$24,391-$61,763||8,460|
|Tire Repairers and Changers (C)||$23,401-$46,574||1,350|
|Maintenance & Repair Workers, General (SM, C)||$25,444-$67,295||17,075|
|Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors (SM, C)||$37,171-$117,021||442|
|Cleaners of Vehicles & Equipment (SM)||$22,532-$36,205||9367|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)