Award-Winning Program

De Anza's Automotive Technology program has been recognized by the state Chancellor's "Workforce Stars" initiative for strong performance on a key indicator:
  • Students in the program increased their earnings by more than 65% 

Careers in Automotive Technology

two students under carAutomotive technicians help keep America rolling – literally. They have the skills to identify and repair problems with gasoline, diesel and hybrid vehicles, and perform the general maintenance that keeps those vehicles running in good condition.

Technicians work in settings from independent repair shops to new car dealerships. They may need both a broad knowledge of automotive mechanics  and specialized training to work on components such as brakes, transmissions, engines, electronics and climate controls.

Employment Outlook: 2020-2030

  • The total number of jobs for automotive service technicians and mechanics is expected to increase by 4%
  • There will be more than 69,000 job openings for automotive technicians and  mechanics during this 10-year period

These ten-year projections for California employment are calculated by the state Employment Development Department, which collects data about the state's workforce and economic trends.

Automotive Technology at De Anza

The Auto Tech Department offers both daytime and evening programs to help you meet your goals.

Students learn from experienced instructors in a 12,000-square-foot training center with 15 lifts, a powertrain laboratory, machine shop, stationary engine lab, dynamometer and the latest in tools and  equipment. 

NEW! We also offer FREE noncredit courses that don't require placement rests or prerequisites. These courses don't count toward a degree or academic certificate, but they can help you earn a noncredit General Service Technician (GST) certificate.

De Anza's Auto Tech Department is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation.

Automotive Technician

In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

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