Automotive and Related Technology

ATM_Car_SquareProgram Overview 

Los Angeles’ long-time infatuation with the motorcar has made it a leading center in automotive design. Employment opportunities continue to thrive, and the demand for trained automotive technicians in the filed continues to increase. The Automotive and Related Technology program trains students to work as professionals in this field, offering instruction in maintenance, diagnosis and overhaul procedures of electrical and fuel injection systems.

By fulfilling the program requirements, students will have gained the skills necessary to maintain, repair, and diagnose electrical, fuel injection systems, and overhaul procedures, as well as basic shop practices needed to meet industry standards.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) 

Upon completion of the Degree/Certificate program, students are able to:

  • Diagnose and repair various types of vehicles using specialty shop tools and diagnostic equipment.
  • Perform vehicle repairs using manufacturer technical programs while demonstrating proficiency in adhering to all applicable shop safety regulations.
  • Ability to write mechanical repair estimates in accordance to the latest industry standards.

Degree and Certificates

Award Title

Award
Type

GE Units

Required
Course
Units

Major
Elective
Units

Total
Major
Units

Gainful
Employment

Automotive and Related Technology

A.S.

21

36

36

X

Automotive and Related Technology

C

36

36

X

Automotive and Related TechnologyTune-up

C

18

18

X

Automotive and Related Technology: Transmission Repair

C

18

18

X

Career Opportunities

Pursue a career as an automotive technician, air conditioning mechanic, automotive electrician, transmission specialist, brake repairer, engine repairer, front-end or tune-up mechanic. Work in dealerships or repair shops or start your own business.

Visit https://lattc.emsicareercoach.com/ to

  • Research employment prospects
  • View up-to-date local employment statistics, job postings and wage estimates
  • Build and update your résumé to highlight your key skills and job experience

Wage/Salary Information

Go to www.salary.com and search by job title and zip code for current wage information.