The Lassen Community College Automotive Technology Program is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to acquire an entry-level position in the automotive industry. The program is also designed to assist those already employed in the industry and those in the community to improve their skills.
Through the Automotive Technology Program, students will have access to:
- Fully Equipped Auto Shop
- Hands-On Training
- One-On-One Instruction
This program offers course work in:
- Engine Repair
- Chassis Electrical
- Automatic Transmissions and Other Components.
The student will also study the diagnostic procedures necessary to determine simple and complex problems, fix them and provide ongoing maintenance. He or she will also develop an in-depth understanding of why cars work the way they do, allowing you to better fix and maintain vehicles, and provide a higher level of service. The student will also learn to Identify terms associated with automobiles as well as automotive components along with basic identification and proper use of various hand and power tools and shop equipment.
This program offers an Associate in Science in Automotive Technology, Certificates of Achievement in Advanced Mechanics, Engine Repair, and General Mechanics.
This program is ASE Education Foundation Accredited. The ASE Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs against standards developed by the automotive service industry. It also develops career-readiness education for students which fuse local partnerships, rigorous standard-based education, workplace experience, and mentorship together.
Many career opportunities that this program prepares students for are: service manager, fleet repair, mechanic, partsman, and service writer.