Santa Barbara City College Automotive Service & Technology

Certificate & Degree Options

Santa Barbara City College offers both a Certificate of Achievement and an Associate of Science Degree in Automotive Service & Technology. The certificate program can be completed in just 2-3 semesters. An Associate Degree is desirable for those interested in business management or ownership in the future. Associate Degree graduates can transfer to various university bachelor's degree programs in occupational or transportation technology.

One-Year Achievement Certificate Course Units
Introduction to Auto Mechanics 3
Fundamentals of Auto Servicing 3
Engine Rebuilding 7
Brakes, Suspension, & Steering 4.6
Automotive Fuel & Air Conditioning Systems 4.6
Power Train 7
Automotive Electricity 7
Engine Performance 7


The following is a suggested degree path for the Associate Degree student. Not all courses are available both fall and spring semesters. Additional assistance planning course work is available from the counseling department. An Individual Instruction Plan is also available by contacting the automotive department staff by E-Mail.

 Two-Year Associate Degree Course Units
 
 First Semester
Introduction to Auto Mechanics 3
Fundamentals of Auto Servicing 3
English 110 / 120 * 4
Math 100 or higher * 4
Physical Education * 1
 
 Second Semester
Engine Rebuilding 7

Automotive Fuel & Air Conditioning Systems
or
Automotive Electricity

4.6

7
Lab Science * 4
Oral Communication * 3
Physical Education* 1
 
 Third Semester
Engine Performance 7
Power Train
or
Brakes, Suspension & Steering
7

4.6
Automotive Fuel & Air Conditioning Systems
or
Automotive Electricity
4.6

7
History or Political Science * 3
Physical Education * 1
 
Fourth Semester
Brakes, Suspension & Steering
or
Power Train
4.6

7
Advanced Auto Electronics
or
Auto Specialty **
4/2-3
Emission Controls
or
Automotive Fuel & Air Conditioning Systems**
3

4.6
Humanities/ Multicultural* 3
Work Experience** 2-4


* General Education Requirements

** Recommended Electives