Student Testimonials

Here you will find Saddleback College Automotive Technology student success stories of current and past students.

"The Saddleback Automotive Department has not only provided me with a comprehensive education but with personal growth as well. The education I have received will present me with opportunities not only to succeed in an automotive profession, but has given me a sense of equality and the desire to encourage everyone to explore the possibilities that following your passion can offer."

- Ashley


"The Auto Tech program at Saddleback has been a defining first step towards my career as an automotive technician. All the instructors have a tremendous grasp on the information they present and diligently work to make sure every student builds a stronger understanding of this ever changing industry. Hands on instructing and learning have provided me with an advantage over other technicians while providing an affordable alternative to costly Automotive Specialist schools."

- Ben


"Studying in Saddleback College's AutoTech program has been a privilege. The Facility and faculty are first rate. I'm unware of any other school who offer students the opportunity to work in a shop with such a vast array of high quality, modern equipment at this price level."

- David


"Coming from New Jersey 16 years ago, as a master technician, I thought I knew everything until my employer asked me to get a California State smog license. I enrolled in over 135 hours of classes at Saddleback College. The pricing was incredible and the knowledge I have received from Professor Cliff Meyer was priceless. I am now an employer seven years of Neighborhood Car Care in Mission Viejo and a continuing student. Through the years I have sent many of my employees to Saddleback College and this has not only increased their ability to excel in automotive repair but also help my repair shop grow with the satisfaction that customer vehicles are repaired with the utmost respect and quality workmanship."

- Keith


"I have been a part time automotive student since 2009 at Saddleback College, and I am slowly working on my Automotive Chassis degree. I believe that automotive technology is a great life skill to have. I have also really found the automotive instructor’s great learning resources along with the hands on experience I get in the automotive garage during class labs. I am also a full time student working on my Masters Degree in Instructional Design and Technology at Cal State Fullerton."

- Matthew


"The Saddleback Auto Tech program is first class. The instructors' unique, upbeat approach and personal industry experience bring a lively enthusiasm and inspiring insight to the educational process. I walk away from every class feeling like I've gained knowledge to which few are privy, and that no matter how ambitious my goals may be, I've got people who have been there already, willing to support and guide me every step of the way."

- Rob