The Citrus College Automotive Technology Program has been recognized by several new car manufacturers as one of the strongest programs in the nation. It offers classes in the latest technologies available in the automotive service industry. In-depth training prepares you for an entry-level job or enables you to upgrade your job skills if you are currently employed. In the classroom you learn the theoretical aspects of automotive diagnosis, repair and service. You then apply what you learn while working on cars in the Citrus College shop. You may also gain experience by working at a sponsoring auto shop or dealer while enrolled at Citrus.

The program offers numerous certificates in the automotive technician area.  These programs offer full-time employment as an entry-level service technician during your second year of training. Industry supports the programs with donated equipment, tools, service manuals, teaching aids and textbooks. Specialized training classes are also available if you wish to upgrade or hone your skills for job advancement and pay increase.

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Program Brochure
Automotive Technology Technician

Associate Degree
A.S. in Automotive Technology
A.S. in Medium and Heavy Diesel Truck Technology

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
Automotive Research and Development
Automotive Service Diagnosis Repair - Master Technician
Automotive Service Diagnosis Repair - Toyota Lexus Scion Technician
Automotive Service Diagnosis Repair - Undercar Drivetrain Specialist
Automotive Service Diagnosis Repair - Underhood Specialists

Career Opportunities in Automotive Technology
Citrus' Automotive Technology Program has an excellent relationship with the automotive industry and works actively to place its graduates. Most of Citrus' automotive programs have experienced close to 100 percent placement of their graduates over the last several years. As a skilled technician, you may apply your specialized knowledge in a particular area. As an owner of a small service business your expertise may be required in all areas. You may work in a large dealership, at an independent garage, in a specialty shop or for a mass merchandiser. Support businesses such as parts stores and machine shops also need your technical knowledge and skills.