Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Program Overview

The Automotive Technology Program at Allan Hancock College will provide the student with the skills needed to diagnose, maintain and repair the modern passenger car and light truck. It continues the tradition of AHC mechanical skills programs that started in the 1930's and has produced graduates who have been recognized with national awards such as the VICA Automotive Championship and the ASE Master Automotive Technician of the Year.  The program is strongly supported within the college and the community and has been the recipient of more than $250,000 in donations of equipment from the Blaine Johnson Memorial Foundation. With a full compliment of classes that range from introductory to advanced, this program allows any motivated student the opportunity to quickly enter into this exciting field. 

Benefits of the program: 

  • Train for and start your career locally 
  • Earn top wages with great benefits
  • Turn what you love into a great career
  • State of the art facilities and curriculum 
  • Hours of hands-on training in all aspects of automotive technology from emissions control to advanced engine machining 
  • Full student support from enrollment to employment
  • Fully accredited institution with faculty who have industry experience and meet state-wide minimum qualifications
  • Earn a certificate in 2 semesters or an Associate’s degree in 4 semesters
  • All units earned are transferable
  • Cost can be offset with financial aid, including no tuition for qualified students, and scholarships 

certification Questions?

The BAR Smog Recertification Class is offered through Community Education typically twice a year. Please contact Community Education at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3492 or at for more information.


Bldg. O, Room 101


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer: (Closed during the month of July)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


(805) 922-6966 ext. 3335 

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Last Modified Jun 12, 2019