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American River College offers a wide variety of programs to appeal to a diverse group of students. Our Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Technology and Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology programs are a combination of classroom and hands-on shop experiences that prepare students for careers in all phases of the transportation industry. Students are trained in the use of workshop manuals in traditional and computerized formats, hand-held meters and scanners and special shop tools including power and hand tools.

Highlights include:

  • Hands-on Technical Training for the transportation industry.
  • Degrees and Certificates.
  • NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified in brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic transmission/transaxle, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, manual drive trains and axles.
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified instructors and programs.
  • I-Car (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) certified for automotive collision technology.
  • Students may take courses in 5 week, 8 week or 16 week formats.
  • 5-week courses begin 3 times during the semester.
  • Small class size ensures individual attention and access to specialized equipment.
  • Preparation for ASE and State Smog Certification (Emissions Control) exams.

Degrees and Certificates