Automotive

Automotive Industry Service Jobs continue to be in demand. Whether you want to be a technician, a service writer, or an auto body repair expert, your first step is getting the latest education and skills you need to be successful, and we can help you.

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of this program:

  • Automotive Service Technician $20/hr.
  • Auto Body Technician Helper $12/hr.
  • Auto Body Painter Helper $15/hr.
  • Upholsterer Helper $10/hr.

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

Auto Body and Paint Technician

900 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 36 weeks.
Entry level skills required for employment in auto body repair and related industries. Learn how to use hand and power auto tools, how to remove and install auto body panels, parts, and glass. You’ll also learn how to prepare a vehicle for paint, and how to use high transfer paint equipment. Guided practice in a simulated work environment, in sanding, masking, detailing, spot painting, complete body painting, collision repair, and glass installation. Instruction is based on standards developed by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and is an Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) certified training course. More

Auto Technician

920 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 37 weeks.
Learn safety procedures, correct use of hand tools and equipment; how to diagnose and repair problems with engines, brakes, suspension, steering, electronics, and fuel systems. Tune-up and drivability; electrical and computer controls; front and rear suspensions; brakes, including ABS; gasoline engine repair; transmission and axles. Lessons are based on best-practice industry standards from the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). Topics include analysis, diagnosis and troubleshooting techniques required to repair computer-controlled automotive engine management systems; use and interpretation of basic scan tool, and analysis of exhaust gas. Prepares students for the ASE 8 certification examination. More

Auto Upholstery

600 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 24 weeks.
Practical instruction in a real-world business environment gives you hands-on experience in a work area that is like an actual upholstery service center, and you will use industry-standard tools and equipment. Commercial sewing and installation are also part of this program. More