Location: AutoTech Map
Phone: (949) 582-4785
Fax: (949) 347-9004
The following five certificate options are available:
- Automotive Chassis Specialist
- Automotive Engine Service Specialist
- Automotive Engine Performance Specialist
- General Automotive Technician
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist (2013-14)
View our 2014 AutoTech brochure
for information on five of our certificates.
The Automotive Technology programs are designed to prepare students for employment as Automotive Technicians. Students may also complete their Associate in Science requirements and prepare to transfer to a four-year college. Training is given in both theory and practical skills in the operation, maintenance, and repair of all types of automotive systems.
Visit and Tour the Automotive Department
To schedule an individual or group tour:
Contact Cliff Meyer, Dept. Chair at (949) 582.4996
OC Bridge 2 Engineering
The Orange County Bridge 2 Engineering Program is a small learning community at Saddleback College that seeks to increase the number of students in the engineering fields. Women, veterans, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Program participants will take classes together, receive academic counseling, tutoring, intensive math preparation, and paid engineering internships. Participants will also be prepared to transfer to a four year engineering program (CSU Fullerton, UC Irvine) to continue their academic pathway. [Read More]
Grease monkeys are out… Automotive Technicians are in.
Excellent opportunities exist in the automotive field for mechanically inclined, people-oriented men and women who like to solve problems. Entry-level Automotive Technician positions at dealerships and independent shops are plentiful for skilled, motivated graduates of Saddleback’s auto tech program.
Advancement to supervisory and management positions is possible for people with leadership abilities. Visit our Student Support page for career resources.
Related occupations include service manager, service advisor, motorcycle technician, and auto parts worker.
See ONet Online for more automotive occupations.
Note: Co-operative work experience (CWE) internships are possible with local dealerships and independent shops.
For more information contact:
Department Chair Cliff Meyer
Automotive Technology Events of Interest!
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The information includes graduation rates, estimated education costs, median debt of students who completed programs, and other information designed to help students make better-informed choices about colleges and universities they select.