Certificate | SC Program: CT.3455

Program Description

The Smog Inspection and Repair Technician certificate totals 756 hours of automotive coursework and includes 378 hours in the engine performance area. Students will be trained in automotive electronics, engine performance testing, diagnosis, and repair. The lab component will employ extensive hands-on exercises designed to aid in the education of automotive students. This emissions training will supplement the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) required courses and includes BAR Level 1 and Level 2 training. Training will reinforce the core skills needed to become a smog technician. Students who successfully complete this training certificate will have met BAR training requirements to sit for the smog check inspector state licensing examination.

This certificate is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe and demonstrate knowledge and application of proper safety practices (personal, shop, tool, equipment, environmental, and vehicle).
  2. Follow written and oral instructions in the interpretation of smog inspection rules and regulations.
  3. Perform smog inspections using state certified equipment.
  4. Acquire skills and knowledge to make a successful transition to an entry-level position in the work force.
  5. Pass workmanship tests and inspections while following Bureau of Automotive repair standards.

Certificate Requirements

  • AUTO 1 Vehicle Electrical Systems (3)
  • AUTO 11 Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Tech (3)
  • AUTO 20 Engine Performance (4)
  • AUTO 21 Advanced Engine Performance (3)
  • AUTO 94 Worksite Learning for Automotive Technology (2)
  • AUTO 176 Level 2 Smog Technician Training (1)

Total Units for Certificate: 16

For reference only as of 2021/2022

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