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Chris Branton

Chris Branton
Program Coordinator*

Contact for Automotive:
phone: (619) 660-4213
fax: (619) 660-4389


Branton, Christopher*

Crocker, Jeff

• Gates, Walter

Hannibal, Jim

McCombs, Brad



Automotive technology

program information

  • The automotive technology curriculum provides for entry level skills in the automotive field.
  • The program is designed to impart in-depth technical skills as required in today’s highly technical automotive field.
  • Preparation for employment in the automotive and/or transportation trades, with upgrading and specialization skills for those currently employed are stressed.
  • Emphasizes practical experience in actual repairs under simulated shop conditions.

CA BAR- Approved Emission Training Program

Update Smog Check Training

The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) requires all licensed Smog Check technicians to complete update training every two years prior to license renewal. For details go to our smog update training page.


Program Graduate
Annual Competition
Clint Almquist with car
Clint Almquist

Former Car Chief for NASCAR
Sprint Cup Team- Car #07


The Annual High School Automotive Skills Day Competition

The next competition will take place in May, 2015 at Cuyamaca College.

For more information contact by email: Chris Branton or call him at (619) 660-4213.

Sponsors - We are seeking sponsors to help with awards and prizes.  If you can help contact Chris Branton.

Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  May 22, 2014
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