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Major Roadmaps

Simplifying the path


automotive Technology

This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.


Consult with a Los Medanos Counselor for help planning your schedule. Vist the Automotive Technology website for more information about this program.


Degrees and Certificates:

Fall     Spring    
  4 unitSAUTO-035       4 unitSAUTO-041    
  AUTO-037 (Engine Repair and Machining Specialist only)4 units ARROW

Certificate: Eng. Repair/ Machining

  4 unitSAUTO-046 arrow

Certificate: Engine Perf.


Certificate of Achievement*

  4 unitSAUTO-040       4 unitSAUTO-042 (Chasis Specialist and AS only)    
  GE/Electives (AS only) 6 units       3 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    


Fall year 2



Fall year 2

  4 unitSAUTO-043 (Chasis Specialist only) ARROW

Certificate: Chassis

  15 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    
  4 unitSAUTO-047 ARROW

Certificate: Auto HVAC

  8 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)            

Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology 18 Units


AS in Automotive Technology - 60 Units


*Certificate of Achievement requires 18 units of AUTO classes. LMC suggests that all students take AUTO-035, 037 and 040, but other choices are up to the student.


Note: College Skills Certificates (shown in grey boxes above) only require the classes outlined in the top section.







Automotive Service Program


The Career of an Automotive Service Technician

Students receive training in many areas of automotive technology including emission control, engine diagnosis,
tune-up, brakes, suspension systems and hybrid. This program prepares students to break into the field of automotive maintenance and repair or upgrade their skills. It also prepares students with at least two years automotive experience to become Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified Auto Service Technicians by mastering skills in many different areas.


Automotive service technicians work in automotive repair and maintenance shops and may be employed by independent shops, auto dealers, or eventually own their own businesses. Potential jobs include smog technician, transmission specialist, front-end alignment and brake technician, heating and air conditioning specialist, parts specialist and more.


Automotive Salary Averages in California:

Automotive Specialty Technicians and Mechanics $13.74 - $34.03/hr. & up

Information gathered by Career One Stop (www.careerinfonet.org) which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2012


Associate's Degree, Certificate of Achievement and Specialization Certificates

The Certificate of Achievement requires completion of 21 units of coursework listed above, plus LMC recommends completion of ENGL-090.


The Associate of Science Degree requires completion of 21 units of coursework within the major, plus completion of LMC's general education and additional classes to total 60 units.


College Skills Certificates require only the classes listed above and are intended to increase skills of experienced mechanics or provide specialized training in a specific area.