About Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology offers entry-level and advanced courses in the Automotive and Auto Body.

San Francisco Bay Area Automotive Businesses regularly hire student graduates to be Automotive Technicians. Strong partnerships exist with San Francisco dealerships, independent shops and automotive startups. We also offer a Subaru vehicle specific training/ technical internship program. Our program has served our community for more than 30 years and has an excellent job placement success rate. The following businesses regularly hire graduates:

  • San Francisco Toyota
  • San Francisco Honda
  • Royal Motors
  • Shift Cars
  • Cruz Automation
  • Numerous independent shops

Explore Potential Careers

Auto student

Studying Automotive Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Beginning Apprentice
  • Express Technician
  • Lube Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Line Technician
  • Lead Technician
  • Team Leader
  • Shop Foreman
  • Master Technician

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
ENGL 1A + AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
CCSF Area A Communication/Analytical Thinking 3  
Auto 50 Intro to Mechanics  
CCSF Area F United States History and Government 3  
CCSF Area G1   2-3  

Total Units: 15-17

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CCSF Math Requirement   3-8  
CCSF Area G2   1-2  
CCSF Area E Humanities 3  
CCSF Area C Natural Sciences 3-4  
CCSF Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences 3  

Total Units: 13-19 

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Auto 51   8  
Major Requirement Elective See Counselor 3-8  
Major Requirement Elective See Counselor 3-8  
CCSF Area H Ethnic, Women’s, Gender Studies, or LGBTQ Studies 3  

Total Units: 17+

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Major Requirement Elective See Counselor 3-8  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3-8  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3-8  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3-8  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3-8  

Tota Units: 15+

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Semester 1 

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    3
    3
   
    3

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Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
AUTO 49 Auto Body Maintenance and Detailing 2  
AUTO 200 Auto Body Dent and Damage Repair 2  
AUTO 203 Introduction to Auto Painting and Refinishing  
English 1A + English 1AS University-Parallel Reading and Composition + Support 4-6  
CCSF Area A Communication/Analytical Thinking 3  

Total Units: 13-15 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
CCSF Math Requirement See Counselor 3-8  
Additional Major Requirement See Counselor 2-4  
CCSF Area C Natural Sciences 3-4  
CCSF Area D Social and Behavioral Science 3  
CCSF Area G2 Physical Skills 1-2  

Total Units: 12+

Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Additional Major Requirement See Counselor 3  
Additional Major Requirement See Counselor 3  
CCSF Area G1 Health Knowledge 2-3  
CCSF Area F US History & Government 3  
CCSF Area H Ethnic, Women's and Gender and LBGTQ Studies 3  
CCSF Area E Humanities 3  

Total Units: 17-18

Semester 4

Course Number Course Title Units Notes
Additional Major Requirement See Counselor 3  
Additional Major Requirement See Counselor 3  
CCSF Area E Humanities 3  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3  
Degree Applicable Elective See Counselor 3  

Total Units: 18

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