Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Program Overview

The Automotive Technology Program is a hands-on training program that will train you to become a skilled technician in two years or less.

Students can earn certificates of proficiency, state licenses, a two-year degree, and/or ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification. Our facilities are equipped with the latest technologies and equipment to help meet all of your educational goals.

Why choose to become an automotive technician?

If you have the desire to master the skills required to repair and service the modern automobile; if you like working with your hands, problem solving and working with cars or trucks then a career in automotive technology may be right for you.  

Job duties of an automotive technician vary from engine performance specialist to the complete rebuilding of engines and power trains. Other related jobs include parts house counter person, insurance appraisers, service managers, managers of service stations, lubrication drive-ins, and salespersons for major automotive equipment suppliers and dealers.


Trained technicians are in great demand for outstanding job opportunities in all aspects of automotive service and repair.  Technicians possessing state licenses such as Smog, Lamp or Brake are in especially high demand with hourly rates ranging from $10 - $15 for entry-level positions.  Journey level positions earn $15 to $24 per hour on average.

certification Questions?

BAR Smog Recertification Class taught through Allan Hancock College Community Education typically twice a year.  Contact or call 1-805-922-6966 ext.  3492 for class dates. 


Industrial Technology Department, Building O
Phone: 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3335


Classes offered in the day and evening, Fall and Spring Semester: 
Industrial Technology Office hours 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Office closed in July.

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Last Modified Oct 23, 2018