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Automotive Technology Certificates

Certificate of Achievement

El Camino College Compton Educational Center offers a variety of certificate programs. A Certificate of Achievement is recorded on a student's transcript. A Certificate of Accomplishment is not recorded on the transcript. Each of the programs requires completion of courses in a particular field. Unlike degree programs, courses outside the field are not generally required.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 2.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with High Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.5 grade point average or above.

A Certificate of Achievement will be granted to the student completing the courses in the Automotive Brakes/Suspension, Transmission/Drive Train Technician or Automotive Engine Rebuilding/Repair Technician or Automotive Technician I or Automotive Technician II or Automotive Tune-up Technician options.

Major Requirements

At least 50% of the courses required for the Certificate of Achievement must be completed at El Camino College Compton Educational Center.

Automotive Brakes and Suspension, Transmission/Drive Train Technican Option:

(Pending approval by the California Community Colleges System Office)

8 units from:
Automotive Technology 11 Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 14 Brakes (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 16 Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (4 units)
8 units from:
Automotive Technology 33 Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 34 Automatic Transmissions (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 35 Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (4 units)

Total Units: 16


Automotive Engine Rebuilding/Repair Technician Option

Pending approval by the California Community Colleges System Office)

8 units from:
Automotive Technology 41 Engine Rebuilding (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 42 Engine Repair (8 units)
4 units from:
Automotive Technology 43 Introduction to Engine Repair (4 units)
or
Automotive Technology 45 Automotive Machining (4 units)

Total Units: 12

 

Automotive Technician I Option

8 units from the following:
Automotive Technology 33 Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 34 Automatic Transmissions (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 35 Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (4 units)
8 units from the following:
Automotive Technology 22A Introduction to Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 23 Major Tune-Up and Emission Controls (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 24 Fuel Systems and Emissions (4 units)
8 units from the following:
Automotive Technology 22B Advanced Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 25 Automotive Electrical Systems (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 26 Automotive Testing and Diagnosis (4 units)
One course from:
Automotive Technology 41 Engine Rebuilding (8 units)
Automotive Technology 42 Engine Repair (8 units)
Automotive Technology 43 Introduction to Engine Repair (4 units)
Automotive Technology 45 Automotive Machining (4 units)
Automotive Technology 11 Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 14 Brakes (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 16 Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (4 units)

Total Units: 36-40

 

Automotive Technician II Option

8 units from the following:
Automotive Technology 33 Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 34 Automotive Transmissions (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 35 Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (4 units)
8 units from the following:
Automotive Technology 22A Introduction to Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 23 Major Tune-Up and Emission Controls (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 24 Fuel Systems and Emissions (4 units)
8 units from the following:
Automotive Technology 22B Advanced Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 25 Automotive Electrical Systems (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 26 Automotive Testing and Diagnosis (4 units)
One course from:
Automotive Technology 41 Engine Rebuilding (8 units)
Automotive Technology 42 Engine Repair (8 units)
Automotive Technology 43 Introduction to Engine Repair (4 units)
Automotive Technology 45 Automotive Machining (4 units)
8 units from the following:
Automotive Technology 11 Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (8 units)
or
Automotive Technology 14 Brakes (4 units)
and
Automotive Technology 16 Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (4 units)
English A
or qualifying score for English 1A
on the English Placement Test
Writing the College Essay (3 units)
Technical Mathematics 1 Technical Mathematics for Vocational Students (3 units)
Welding 15ab*
*(one semester of)
(Can be taken up to 2 times)
Basic Welding for Allied Fields (3 units)
or
Machine Tool Technology 46 Basic Machine Tool Operation (3 units)
or
Machine Tool Technology 101abcd*
*(one semester of)
(Can be taken up to4 times)
Introduction to Conventional and CNC Machining (4 units)

Total Units 42-50

 

Automotive Tune-Up Technician Option

(Pending approval by the California Community Colleges System Office)

8 units from the following:  
Automotive Technology 22A Introduction to Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8 units)
or  
Automotive Technology 23 Major Tune-Up and Emission Controls (4 units)
and  
Automotive Technology 24 Fuel Systems and Emissions (4 units)
8 units from the following:  
Automotive Technology 22B Advanced Tune-Up, Electrical and Fuel Systems (8 units)
or  
Automotive Technology 25 Automotive Electrical Systems (4 units)
and  
Automotive Technology 26 Automotive Testing and Diagnosis (4 units)

Total Units: 16

 

Certificate of Accomplishment

A Certificate of Accomplishment is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 2.0 grade point average or above.

A Certificate of Accomplishment will be granted upon completion of the required courses in the Automotive Air Conditioning Technician or Automotive Brakes and Suspension Technician or Automotive Engine Rebuilding and Repair Technician or Automotive Transmission and Drive Train Technician options.

Major Requirements:
At least 50% of the courses required for the Certificate of Accomplishment must be completed at El Camino College Compton Educational Center.

Automotive Air Conditioning Technician Option

Automotive Technology 81 Automotive Air Conditioning (3 units)

Total Units: 3

 

Automotive Brakes and Suspension Technician Option

Automotive Technology 11 Brakes, Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (8 units)
or  
Automotive Technology 14 Brakes (4 units)
and  
Automotive Technology 16 Suspension and Four Wheel Alignment (4 units)

Total Units: 8

 

Automotive Engine Rebuilding and Repair Technician Option

Automotive Technology 41 Engine Rebuilding (8 units)
or  
Automotive Technology 42 Engine Repair (8 units)
or  
Automotive Technology 43 Introduction to Engine Repair (4 units)
and  
Automotive Technology 45 Automotive Machining (4 units)

Total Units: 8

 

Automotive Transmission and Drive Train Technician Option

Automotive Technology 33 Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (8 units)
or  
Automotive Technology 34 Automatic Transmissions (4 units)
and  
Automotive Technology 35 Manual Transmission, Drive Train and Drive Axles (4 units)

Total Units: 8

 

Courses not available at the Compton Center may have to be taken at the Torrance campus
Description of courses can be found in the class schedule/catalog.


Contact Information

Alicia Zambrano
(310) 900-1600 x 2779

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