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Automotive Technology
The Automotive Technology program provides both classroom theory and extensive hands-on (shop) entry-level employment training and as well as professional upgrading to persons in the automotive industry. The program provides all training required for state licenses as well as for each of the areas tested for National Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. A Certificate Program is offered in Automotive Electrical, Automotive Engines, Automotive Transmission, and Automotive Brakes and Suspension, which consist of required pattern of certificate courses.

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Career Options

Employment may be found as an entry-level automotive technician in an automotive manufacturer dealership, an independent repair garage or automotive franchise such as: Firestone Tire, Sears or Pep Boys.

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Call our Outreach Coordinator at (619) 536-7826
Or email rsilberman@sdccd.edu to request more info

Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, California 92126


Internship Programs
Miramar College's Automotive Technology training program offers you paid internships with Chrysler and Toyota dealerships in the area to give you valuable on the job training and put you ahead of the competition.
Internship Orientation Package
The Chrysler Apprenticeship Program (CAP)
The Chrysler Apprenticeship Program (CAP) semesters are divided into halves, each nine weeks in length. For nine weeks, you'll be studying automotive technology with Miramar College, and the next nine weeks, you'll apply what you've learned in school by working at the dealership, and so on.


The Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) The Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) program puts you to work at the dealership during the day, and you'll study with the Miramar College automotive program at night. To receive an A.S. degree in either program, additional general education courses are required and will need to be taken in the evening, for CAP and in the Summer, for T-TEN.