Automotive/Transportation Technology Certificate

Automotive Technology is a career oriented non-transfer occupational program that prepares students to work on today's highly Computerized repair shop and provide the background for career advancement in the automotive industry. Students get hands-on training and instruction in automotive diagnosis, repair and maintenance. Our Automotive Technology program prepares students for employment in many areas of the automotive industry including dealerships, independent garages, fleet shop, service stations and specialty shops.


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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
AUME-700 Basic Auto Mechanics (formerly AUME-072) 4
AUME-780 Automotive Electrical/Electronics I (formerly AUME-096) 4
Spring Semester 1
AUME-771 Automotive Brake Systems (formerly AUME-095) 4
AUME-790 Engine Performance I (formerly AUME-087) 4
AUME-770 Automotive Suspension, Steering and Alignment Systems (formerly AUME-120) 4
 Total Units20
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AUME-700Basic Auto Mechanics (formerly AUME-072)4
AUME-770Automotive Suspension, Steering and Alignment Systems (formerly AUME-120)4
AUME-771Automotive Brake Systems (formerly AUME-095)4
AUME-780Automotive Electrical/Electronics I (formerly AUME-096)4
AUME-790Engine Performance I (formerly AUME-087)4
Total Units20

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Gainful Employment Disclosures: Automotive Transportation Technology

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2024 


This program is designed to be completed in months.  

This program will cost $920 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt. 

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

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Cost per unit $46
Nonresident Fees- Tuition: $318
Capital Outlay: $58
Parking Permits cost $90 a year or $45 a semester
RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester
SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester
Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester
Student Health Center Fee - $52 a year or $26 a semester
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