Automotive Technology


Auto Tech Class Schedule is here!
Click on this link 

Register for FALL 2017 Starting Soon !  Plan your schedule NOW!  Click on this link for the Fall auto tech program schedule.

Important announcement !!!!  Fall 2017 class schedule will be posted in mid-April 2017 !!!!  Please check back with the auto tech website then to create your class schedule !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Attention Auto Tech Students: Current Federal Mogul Scholarship Opportunity!!!!! 


Location: AutoTech Map
Phone: (949) 582-4785
Fax: (949) 347-9004 


The following five Program Certificate options are available:

  • Automotive Chassis Specialist
  • Automotive Engine Service Specialist
  • Automotive Engine Performance Specialist
  • General Automotive Technician
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle Specialist

Apply for Program Certificate/AS Degree.

View our 2016 AutoTech brochure
for information on five of our certificates.

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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 Clifford 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.

Black Charger on DynoRelated 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 Clifford Meyer
(949) 582-4996






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Federal regulations require higher education institutions to disclose information regarding the success of its students in certificate programs that lead to employment.

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.

Automotive Chassis Specialist

Automotive Engine Performance Specialist

Automotive Engine Service Specialist

General Automotive Technician