SBCC Automotive student working on a part.

Automotive Services and Technology

About Our Program

The automotive industry has long recognized the need for skilled, highly trained service technicians. The consumer movement has turned that need into a demand. Today's automobile is a sophisticated, complex machine which requires  skilled technicians to keep it running smoothly. Santa Barbara City College offers two programs in Automotive Service and Technology. It also offers updated auto skills, retraining and entry-level job courses, all offered for lifelong careers with good pay and working conditions and a chance to advance in the exciting high-tech automotive industry. The Automotive program has been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) as a "Master" training institution, having met strict industry standards in all eight of the automotive specialty areas. The eight areas of ASE specialization are Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical Systems, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmission and Axle, Brakes and Front End. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Automotive Certificate of Achievement

  1. Students will develop skills to advance their knowledge as automotive technicians.
  2. Students will conduct themselves on the job as professionals, including practicing safety precautions to prevent accidents.
  3. Students will become lifelong learners and advocates for the automotive industry.

Automotive Services and Technology Degree

  1. Students will develop skills to advance their knowledge as automotive technicians.
  2. Students will conduct themselves on the job as professionals, including practicing safety precautions to prevent accidents.
  3. Students will become lifelong learners and advocates for the automotive industry.
Department Offices

Dean: Alan Price, Dean (A-218, ext. 3044)
Chair: Russell Granger, Chair (A-123, ext. 3552) 

Faculty and Offices

Russell Granger, (A-123, ext 3552)
Brittanye Muschamp (OE-180A, ext 4020)
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