Automotive Technology Level 1 Certificate (09010.CN)

School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology

The Merced College Automotive Technology program provides students with skills required for efficient diagnosis, maintenance and repair of current automobiles and automobile systems. The program is recognized and certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) program. The automotive program instructors are ASE certified. The Merced College Automotive program is also certified by the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to teach the Basic and Enhanced Clean Air Car Courses.

Merced College Automotive Technology offers students training in theory and practice in all automotive systems. Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified for placement as technicians in the automotive repair industry. Students may apply units earned by successful completion of Automotive Technology courses to one or more specific certificates and/or an Associate of Arts Degree in Automotive Technology.


The Automotive Technology Level 1 Certificate of Achievement is available for students who successfully complete the full program option. For successful completion, a student must complete the requirements with a minimum grade of a ā€œCā€ (or P) in each course with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Develop safe work habits with the use of automotive service tools and equipment related to entry level systems.

B. Inspect automotive components and systems for proper operation at the entry level.

C. Collect automotive service and diagnostic information with the use of computerized tools and resources related to entry level automotive systems.

Visit the Program Mapper for more information on when to take classes and career information.

Program Requirements:

Program Core: (19 Units)


AUTO-04 Automotive Mechanics


AUTO-32 Wheel Alignment and Suspension


AUTO-33 Automotive Brake Systems


AUTO-42 Advanced Automotive Body Repair and Refinishing


AUTO-63 Basic Auto Electronics for Technicians


Total: (19 Units)

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Contact Information


Bryan Tassey


(209) 384-6250

School Office

AGIT Office


(209) 381-6478

Automotive Website