Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

For a fraction of the cost of a private technical school, you'll work side-by-side with industry-respected faculty on the most modern diagnostic equipment and specialized modular trainers.

About Us

CR’s Automotive Technology program meets the United States and Canada’s highest automotive accreditation as a NATEF certified Master Automotive Service Technology.


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Industry Certifications

You’re one year closer to your patch! 

ASE PatchBecause we are an Automotive Service Excellence, Master Automobile Service Technician (ASE MAST) Certified Training Program students who complete our 2-year program are eligible become ASE Certified Technicians within 1 year of completion. ASE will waive one year of the two year experience requirement.

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What to Expect

You’ll get hands-on experience in our auto shop, working with the latest, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and specialized modular trainers on an array of makes and models including hybrid electric vehicles.

Students who enroll in the AT program are in high demand in our community. We place 100% of our graduates – in fact, many students have great jobs before they even graduate. 

State Licenses and Pass Rates

Certificate of Achievement, Advanced Automotive Technology Optional - (ASE Certification) from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (Organization does not post institutional pass rate on web site)

Certificate of Recognition, Basic Automotive Technology Optional - (ASE Certification) from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (Organization does not post institutional pass rate on web site)
 fast Fact

Wages usually start at $15/hr. Most of our graduates work their way up to higher wages quickly because they are so well trained.

A Smarter Investment

A private automotive technology program can cost you between $30,000 and $50,000 and saddle you with debt. CR’s entire two-year program will cost you less than $5,000 and offers you higher job placement rates, smaller classes and better training. 

California Employment Statistics

Service Technician


Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

Employment opportunities include:

  • Maintenance & Light Repair Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Specialty Technician
  • Parts Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Shop Foreman
  • Service Manager
  • Parts Manager

“As a graduate myself, I knew the CR Auto program taught the theory, fundamentals, and diagnostic procedures students need to get them ready for anything that’s thrown at them as they build a career in the automotive repair field. So when I needed to hire a technician for fleet maintenance, I hired a student straight from CR . He has now worked for us for three years and has done a great job. He never had a job in a repair shop before this but he knew more than several people I have seen in the industry."

- John Miller, CR Automotive Technology Graduate, 2005,
Park Maintenance Chief III, California Parks and Recreation

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Division Information

Career Education Division

 Mike Haley, Dean

 Scarlet Arris Weaver, Administrative Secretary

 Career Education Division Office, AT-100C


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