Certificate of Achievement
The Automotive Technician Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement is the starting point for students beginning their academic career in the Saddleback College Automotive Technology Department. Completion of this program will fulfill all prerequisites for the advanced classes offered in the department and will prepare students for employment as an Automotive Lube Technician, Automotive Apprentice Technician, or Automotive Lot Porter. Students that complete this foundational certificate will be trained in shop safety, tool usage, repair order writing, basic electrical, fundamental math used in the automotive industry, basic to advanced measurement skills, and automotive shop operations. Completion of this certificate will qualify students to take the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) G1 exam. The Automotive Technician Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement is part of a stackable sequence of awards upon which all programs in the department will build.