Auto Tech Highlights 

Summer 2024 Schedule

  • Summer registration begins on May 13, 2024
  • Summer classes begin on July 1, 2024

Preview of classes:

  • 50A and 50B, Introductory classes (under hood)
    • Available for free as noncredit (350A & 350B)
  • 66, Automotive Air Conditioning 
  • 60K, Body Electrical
    • Available for free as noncredit (360K)
  • 65P & 65W, Level 1 & 2 Smog Inspector
      • Available for free as noncredit (365P & 365W)
Summer 2024 Schedule for Auto Tech

Free Smog Classes

Free noncredit classes

Summer 2024

Smog Inspector - Level 1

Smog Inspector - Level 2

July 1, 2024 through August 23, 2024

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Starts at 6:00PM

Summer 2024 Schedule

Bachelor of Science: Automotive Technology Management 

New Web Site Under Development, Coming Soon

Beginning Fall of 2025, the Auto Tech department will be offering the first classes toward a Baccalaureate Degree in Automotive Technology Management.  Here are a few headlines:

To be admitted 

AS degree (or close) in automotive technology

Graduation requirements

  • Complete AS degree auto tech
  • Complete CalGETC GE pattern
  • Complete Bachelor's Auto Classes
  • Complete Bachelor's GE Classes


  • Management Principles
  • Professional Writing in the Workplace*
  • Planning & Bus. Management
  • Service Management
  • Leadership Skills & Team Dynamics*
  • Parts Management
  • Fleet Management
  • Human Resources
  • Sales, Finance, & Leasing
  • Ethics & Sustainability*
  • Digital Marketing & Ecommerce
  • Business Regulations & Law

*GE classes

Potential Entry-Level Management Jobs in the Industry

  • Business Owner
  • Service Management
  • Parts Management
  • Fleet Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Municipalities

Coming Soon

  • Classes Start in Fall 2025
  • Information meeting in Winter 2025
  • Applications available early Spring 2025


Dave Capitolo

(408) 864-8312

High School Students

Are you a current high school student? Want to enroll in introductory auto tech classes before graduation?  The process starts here 

Repeat Most Classes as Noncredit for FREE!

All of our introductory and evening courses are now available with a noncredit option, tuition-free! 

Benefits include:

  • Pathways for students who have never attended college
  • Great way to "try out" a class without the cost of tuition
  • Great way to get started with a new hobby
  • Earn noncredit certificates

Easy registration tips

Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Learn about an exciting new career pathway that combines courses in Auto Tech and Computer Information Systems to prepare for jobs in this rapidly growing field!

Questions? Contact Us!

Introductory Classes

We have classes to help you explore the world of auto tech and prepare for entry  into the full-time program. No prior instruction or work experience is required.

Daytime Program

We offer certificates and degrees in three major subject areas for full-time students. 

Evening Program

We offer certificates and degrees in four major subject areas for evening students, including apprentices and technicians.

Hybrids and Plug-In Vehicles

We offer evening classes and the chance to work hands-on with a variety of hybrid and plug-in vehicles from Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Nissan and Toyota.

Smog Inspector or Technician


We have courses to help you qualify as a smog inspector or technician.

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Upcoming Schedules

Auto Tech Department

Location: Building E1 

Dave Capitolo,

Department Chair

  • 408.864.8312


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