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Automotive Technology

Academic Department: Career Education
Main Office: BLDG09 103
Phone Ext: 8200
Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811  /  (415) 883-2211
 
In-depth information about each program is available in the Course Catalog, including program descriptions, faculty lists, degree requirements, and course listings. The Course Catalog is available to view and print in PDF* format.
About the Program

The Automotive Technology Program is offered at the Indian Valley Campus. It is designed to prepare students to enter the automotive service repair industry. The program has been certified by Automotive Technician Training Standards (ATTS) meeting strict industry standards in its specialty areas. While completing the program for the Certificate of Achievement or degree, students are required to work in the service repair industry, as well as provide their own basic tool set. Four Certificates of Achievement are offered.

Career Options
Auto Mechanic - General, Brake Specialist, Computer Systems Specialist, Diagnostician Specialist, Electrical Repair Specialist, Emission Control Systems Specialist, Factory Service Representative, Front End Specialist, Fuel Injection Specialist, Parts Salesperson, Pre-Teacher Training, Private Business Owner, Service Manager, Transmission Specialist, Tune-Up Specialist

A.S. in Automotive Technology: Chassis Repair Technician (Certificate of Achievement also awarded.)
An Associate of Science degree in Automotive Technology: Chassis Repair Technician is awarded for satisfactory completion of the technical requirements, as well as the general education requirements. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded for satisfactory performance in required technical training.
The Chassis Repair Technician career path is designed to prepare students to enter the automotive service repair industry at the second year apprenticeship level or higher. The goal of this certificate is to provide the student with both theory and manipulative skills training in engine repair, brakes, suspensions, drive trains, and heating and air conditioning areas included in the Automotive Technician Training Standards (ATTS). While completing the program for the Certificate of Achievement or degree, students are required to work 1500 hours in the service repair industry, as well as provide their own basic tool set.

Department Phone: (415) 883-2211, Ext. 8531
Faculty

NameSend EmailOfficePhone
Fara, Nick H nick.fara@marin.edu BLDG08 133 8531
Palmer, Ron E ron.palmer@marin.edu BLDG06 107 8532
Willits, Ronald C ron.willits@marin.edu BLDG17 101 8200
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Fall 2014 82316 AUTO 113A - Spec Electronic Training 08/18/14-12/06/14 MW 18:10-20:00 IVC BLDG06 108 Palmer, Ron
82316 AUTO 113A - Spec Electronic Training 08/18/14-12/06/14 MW 20:10-21:30 IVC BLDG02 210 Palmer, Ron
82317 AUTO 114A - Auto Basic Fuel Systems 08/18/14-12/06/14 TR 13:10-14:00 IVC BLDG05 188 Fara, Nick
82317 AUTO 114A - Auto Basic Fuel Systems 08/18/14-12/06/14 TR 14:10-17:00 IVC BLDG03 152 Fara, Nick
82318 AUTO 118A - Brakes/Alignment/Suspension 08/18/14-12/06/14 MWF 13:10-14:00 IVC BLDG06 108 Palmer, Ron
82318 AUTO 118A - Brakes/Alignment/Suspension 08/18/14-12/06/14 MWF 14:10-17:00 IVC BLDG02 210 Fara, Nick
82318 AUTO 118A - Brakes/Alignment/Suspension 08/18/14-12/06/14 MWF 14:10-17:00 IVC BLDG02 210 Palmer, Ron
80611 AUTO 228 - Automotive Computer Controls 08/18/14-12/06/14 W 18:10-19:00 IVC BLDG05 180 Fara, Nick
80611 AUTO 228 - Automotive Computer Controls 08/18/14-12/06/14 W 19:10-22:00 IVC BLDG02 210 Fara, Nick
80611 AUTO 228 - Automotive Computer Controls 08/18/14-12/06/14 S 08:10-10:00 IVC BLDG05 180 Fara, Nick
80611 AUTO 228 - Automotive Computer Controls 08/18/14-12/06/14 S 10:10-17:00 IVC BLDG02 210 Fara, Nick
80612 AUTO 229 - Troubleshooting/Diagnosis 08/18/14-12/06/14 TR 08:10-09:00 IVC BLDG05 188 Fara, Nick
80612 AUTO 229 - Troubleshooting/Diagnosis 08/18/14-12/06/14 TR 09:10-12:00 IVC BLDG02 210 Fara, Nick
82322 AUTO 230A - Alternative Fuel Vehicles 08/18/14-12/06/14 R 18:10-19:00 IVC BLDG03 254 Willits, Ronald
82322 AUTO 230A - Alternative Fuel Vehicles 08/18/14-12/06/14 R 19:10-22:00 IVC BLDG02 210 Willits, Ronald
82273 AUTO 239 - B.A.R. Update Training 10/18/14-10/19/14 SU 08:10-17:00 IVC BLDG03 152 Willits, Ronald
82321 AUTO 250A - ASE Exam Prep 08/18/14-12/06/14 M 18:10-21:00 IVC BLDG16 214 Willits, Ronald

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