Build Your Future in Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program allows the student flexibility to study in all areas of automotive repair or to focus on a series of courses in a particular area of repair. It incorporates electives for students to acquire skills in other Career Technical Education areas that are often required in the automotive career path. Specific expected student learning outcomes are the following:

  • Demonstrate safe work habits associated with automotive repair shop employment and safely operate a wide array of hand and power tools to accomplish vehicle repairs.
  • Perform diagnostic procedures to determine the cause of vehicle malfunctions and recommend the corrective actions to be taken.
  • Estimate the cost of a vehicle repair including parts and labor and write it in a clear and concise manner.
  • Conduct a wide range of vehicle repairs
  • Compose a summary of work performed on a vehicle using the industry recognized concern, cause, and correction format.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science Degree – Automotive Technology
Certificate – Automotive Technology

  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Automotive Technology

David Lopez
714.992-7564
dlopez@fullcoll.edu

John Farley
714.992.7562
jfarley@fullcoll.edu

Charles Zepeda
714.992.7563
czepeda@fullcoll.edu

Robert Maine
714.992.7590
rmaine@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Associate in Science Degree – Automotive Technology
Certificate – Automotive Technology

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Average Salary: $52,860 – $101,720
Career opportunities:
• Automotive Specialist Technician
• Automotive Parts Sales
• Automotive Body and Related Repairers
• Automotive Sales Representative
• Automotive Master Mechanic

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

The number of vehicles in use is expected to continue to rise. More entry-level service technicians will be needed to perform basic maintenance and repair, such as replacing brake pads and changing oil, on these vehicles. New technologies, however, such as electric vehicles, may limit future demand for automotive service technicians and mechanics because these vehicles will be more reliable and thus require less frequent maintenance and repair.

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David Lopez

Automotive Technology

Average Salary in this Field

$52,860 to

$101,720 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Automotive Specialist Technician

Automotive Master Mechanic

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