Program Description

The curriculum prepares the students for successful completion of the Electrical/Electronics Systems Certificate.  The courses also provide a strong foundational electronics knowledge for completion in the All Automotive Systems Certificate. The electrical technology is expanding at an exponential rate, this certificate will create the base foundation for success at every job level.  This certificate is also available to automotive professionals who wish to update and/or upgrade their knowledge in automotive electrical/electronic systems.  Students will receive instruction and hands-on experience in proper diagnostic and service techniques used in automotive electrical/electronic systems. The use of precision measuring equipment and specialty tools are emphasized. Students are encouraged to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam for electrical/electronic systems (A6).
This program has lab fees, uniform and DMV requirements. Please inquire with Division on those course preparations. This curriculum is National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) approved and renewed in 2016.

An Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Describe electrical/electronic systems fundamentals of operation in order to apply the theory to practical diagnostic scenarios encountered during electrical/electronic automotive service and repair.
  2. Demonstrate and integrate the safe set up and operation of diagnostic, hand, special service, and machine tools utilized by electrical/electronic automotive repair industry.
  3.  Develop diverse skill sets pertaining to the electrical/electronic systems (A6) tasks as it pertains to the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).
  4. Develop an electrical/electronic systems technician with the knowledge of basic customer service and writing skills to follow the legal aspects, outlined by the California Bureau of Automotive Repay standards.
  5. Prepare students to successfully complete and pass the automotive service excellence exam on electrical/electronics systems (A6).

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 14

Recommended sequence:

  • AUTO 200 - Automotive Fundamentals for Technicians (4)
  • ELTN 130 - Introduction to Electronics (3)
  • AUTO 050 - Automotive Electrical Systems (3)
  • AUTO 151 - Automotive Electronics (4)

Recommended Electives

  • ELTY 012 - Basic Electricity-Electronics (Industrial Arts) (2)
  • ELTN 109B - Applied Mathematics for Electronics (3)