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Chris Branton

Program Coordinator*

Contact for Automotive:
chris.branton@gcccd.edu
phone: (619) 660-4213
fax: (619) 660-4389

TOTAL UNITS

Degrees and Certificates of Achievement are awarded when students have completed the General Education Requirements plus the specified number of units for each specialty.

• Automotive Technology-General : 29 units

Plus a minimum of 9.5 units of specified Electives

Total:  38.5 - 44 units


• Advanced Engine Performance and Emissions: 25 units


• Automotive Technology-ASEP: 37.5 units

Plus 15 units of Work Experience

Total:  52.5 units


• Automotive Technology-ASSET: 38.5 units

Plus 13 units of Work Experience

Total:  51.5 units


• Brakes and Front End: 19 units


• Engine Performance and Drive Train: 25 units


Review the printed or pdf catalog for additional details.

automotive technology

Requirements for degree / Certificates

Associate in Science Degree

These classes stress preparation for employment in the automotive and/or transportation trades, as well as upgrading and specialization skills for those currently employed. Emphasis is on practical experience in actual repairs under simulated shop conditions.

FOR ALL CLASSES: Students are required to provide their own hand tools as required. Students are also required to provide ANSI Z-87.1 (1979) eye protection.


Review the Cuyamaca catalog class descriptions and the Degrees/Certificates PDFs for additional details.


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I- Automotive Technology- General
UNITS
Course Name Units
AUTO 120 Engine Performance I -
Mechanical and Ignition Systems
5
AUTO 121 Emission Control License 5
AUTO 122 Automotive Electrical Systems 5
AUTO 123 Engine Performance II - Fuel Systems 5
AUTO 124 Engine Performance III - Drivability 5
AUTO 180 Automotive Service Advisor 1
AUTO 182 Automotive Work Experience 1-3


Select TWO of the following:
Course Name Units
AUTO 129 Introduction To Alternative Fuels 3.5
AUTO 130 Automotive Brakes And Brake License 5
AUTO 140 Four Wheel Alignment 5
AUTO 152 Drive Train Systems 4
AUTO 160 Air Conditioning And Heating Systems 3
AUTO 170 Engine Overhaul 5


Select ONE of the following:
Course Name Units
AUTO 127 Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems 5
AUTO 135 Advanced Brakes 5
AUTO 145 Advanced Four Wheel Alignment 5
AUTO 155 Advanced Drive Train Systems 4
AUTO 165 Advanced Air Conditioning And Heating Systems 3
AUTO 175 Advanced Engine Overhaul 5
AUTO 176 Engine Machining 5

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Automotive Technology.

II - Advanced Engine Performance and emissions
UNITS
Course Name Units
AUTO 120 Engine Performance I -
Mechanical and Ignition Systems
5
AUTO 121 Emission Control License 5
AUTO 122 Automotive Electrical Systems 5
AUTO 123 Engine Performance II - Fuel Systems 5
AUTO 124 Engine Performance III - Drivability 5

Students who complete only the requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Automotive Technology- Advanced Engine Performance and Emissions.

III - ASEP- Automotive Technology
UNITS

Sponsored by General Motors. This degree program offers a unique job training opportunity to those students who are accepted. Training includes all systems of the sponsoring manufacturers' automobiles. In addition, students will be required to further their studies in a sponsoring dealership as a paid (work experience) technician.

Students must complete the general education requirements in addition to the requirements listed below to be granted an Associate Degree.

Course Name Units
AUTO 121 Emission Control License 5
AUTO 200 ASEP-Orientation 1
AUTO 201 ASEP-Electrical 6
AUTO 202 ASEP-Brakes And Alignment 7
AUTO 203 ASEP-Engine Repair 4.5
AUTO 204 ASEP-Power Train 7
AUTO 205 ASEP-Engine Performance And Air Conditioning 7


Work Experience:
Course Name Units
AUTO 206 ASEP-Work Experience Automotive Technology 1-4

Must be repeated five times for a total of 15 Units.

IV - ASSET- Automotive Technology
UNITS

Sponsored by FORD. The ASSET degree program offers a unique job training opportunity to those students who are accepted. Training includes all systems of the sponsoring manufacturers' automobiles. In addition, students will be required to further their studies in a sponsoring dealership as a paid (work experience) technician.

Students must complete the general education requirements in addition to the requirements listed below to be granted an Associate Degree.

Course Name Units
AUTO 121 Emission Control License 5
AUTO 190 Asset-Orientation, PDI And Lubrication 2
AUTO 191 Asset-Brakes And Alignment 7
AUTO 192 Asset-Drive Train 8
AUTO 193 Asset-Engine Repair 4.5
AUTO 195 Asset-Electronic Engine Controls 7
AUTO 196 Asset-Electrical, Accessories And Air Conditioning 5


Work Experience:
Course Name Units
AUTO 197 Asset-Work Experience 1-3

Must be repeated five times for a total of 13 Units.

V - Brakes AND FRONT END
UNITS
Course Name Units
AUTO 130 Automotive Brakes And Brake License 5
AUTO 140 Four Wheel Alignment 5
AUTO 145 Advanced Four Wheel Alignment 5
AUTO 180 Automotive Service Advisor 1
AUTO 182 Automotive Work Experience 1-3

Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology - Brakes and Front-End.

VI- ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND DRIVE TRAIN
UNITS
Course Name Units
AUTO 120 Engine Performance I -
Mechanical and Ignition Systems
5
AUTO 152 Drive Train Systems 4
AUTO 170 Engine Overhaul 5
AUTO 180 Automotive Service Advisor 1
AUTO 182 Automotive Work Experience 1-3

Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology - Engine Performance and Drive Train.

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General Education Requirements

To earn your AA or AS degree, or to move on to higher education, you must also complete the General Education Requirements.  Because there are occasional updates, check with a counselor for the most current information.

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  July 01, 2013
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