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Automotive Technology

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Faculty Members

​FACULTY​ ​OFFICE PHONE EMAIL ADDRESS​ ​ROOM​

Keith Andreasen

A.A.​​

Hammonds_Glen@sac.​edu

Doug Bullard

A.A.​​

​Serrano_Max@sac.edu​

Glen Hammonds​​

A.S., B.V.E.

(714) 564-6664​​ J-203​

Marty Rudd​​





​​Max Serrano
 
A.A.​

​(714) 564-6662​Serrano_Max@sac.edu
J-204​

 

    Automatic Transmission & Transaxle​

    Brakes

    Electrical/Electronic Systems

    Engine Repair

    Heating and Air Conditioning

    Manual Drive Train & Axels

    Suspension & Steering   


Automotive Job Opportunities​

Starting salaries range between $10.00 to $17.00 per hour.  Skilled mechanics can earn $40,000+ per year with experience.  Full and part-time jobs are available.

 

Automotive Technology Degree (0272)

The associate degree curriculum in automotive technology is designed to prepare the student for employment in automotive service and repair.  Technical instruction includes lecture and lab experiences in a variety of subjects which the student may select according to his/her interests.  Employment opportunities are available in civil service, service stations, independent garages and dealerships, both domestic and foreign.  ​


Engine Service Option Certificate of Proficiency (0297)

The certificate curriculum in chassis service is designed to prepare students as engine service helpers and apprentices.  Course content includes how to recondition valves, seals and cylinder walls, assembly of short blocks and repair of cracks in heads and blocks.  The program will also enable those already employed in the field to upgrade their skills in engine machining and overhaul. 

Chassis Service Option Certificate of Proficiency (1195)

The certificate curriculum in chassis service is designed to prepare the student for entry into the specialized field of:  brake, front suspension and steering service on both import and domestic vehicles.
 

Engine Performance and Electrical Option Certificate of Proficiency (1196)

The certificate curriculum in tune-up and electrical service engine performance is designed to prepare students for entry into the specialized field of domestic and foreign automotive tune-up, electrical and air conditioning service and repair.  Advances in electronics have increased the demand for technical skills and knowledge in this specialized area.​
 

The certificate curriculum in advance engine performance is designed to prepare students for entry into the specialized field of diagnosing, testing and repairing computer controlled ignition, fuel and emission systems.  It is recommended that students complete the Engine Performance & Electrical Option Certificate or have an equivalent trade experience.

  

Drive Train Service Option Certificate of Proficiency (2593)

  

The certificate curriculum in drive train service is designed to prepare the student for entry into the specialized field of standard and automatic transmissions, driveline and differential service and repair on both import and domestic vehicles. 

 

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.