Santa Barbara City College Automotive Service & Technology

Advanced Evening and Saturday Programs

Continuously updating its curriculum to meet the needs of today's technician, the Automotive Program offers advanced classes at night and weekends. After successfully completing three of these courses, Auto 205, Auto 207, and Auto 220 you can meet the requirements to take California's State-Certified exam for smog control.

AUTO 205 ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS SECOND GENERATION (1.2 Units) Understanding second generation on-board diagnostics and the use of OBD2 compliant scan tools. Includes preparation for California State Certification exam.

AUTO 207 / SMOG CHECK PROGRAM UPDATE 1 (1.0 Units)
California Smog Check program update information. This short course is designed for automotive professionals who need to meet current Smog Check licensing requirements. This course fulfills the BAR update training requirement for emission technicians.

AUTO 219 ADVANCED AUTO ELECTRONICS (4.0 UNITS)
Provides basic theory and practice in automotive electronic system operation and troubleshooting.
Focus is on semiconductors and computer systems, as applied to engine control.

AUTO 220 EMISSION CONTROLS (3.0 UNITS)
Emission control operation and diagnosis. Includes preparation for California State Certification exam.
Fulfills half of the BAR's emissions training requirement.

AUTO 221 — Principles of Hybrid and Electric Drives (2.0 UNITS) 
Study of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle powertrains.  Topics include: high-voltage battery packs, inverters, and motor-generators.  This lecture/demonstration course will include hands-on exercises using a second generation Toyota Prius in a lab setting.  Course is suitable for anyone interested in advanced automotive technology.

Introductory classes are also available weekday evenings.