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
Business partnerships with the Automotive Service Council (ASC) and Toyota/Lexus ensure that our students work with an array of vehicles and state-of-the-art equipment. Students practice live work in addition to classroom learning. The automotive technology program at Citrus College is also certified by NATEF and is held to rigorous academic standards. All our full-time instructors have worked in the automotive industry and are ASC Master Technicians that have partnered with business leaders in the community to provide paid internship opportunities for our students.
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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Career Opportunities in Automotive Technology
The Citrus College 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.