Californians love their cars, they keep us moving until they don't. Automotive service
technicians inspect and maintain our cars and trucks. Their duties include basic care
maintenance including changing tires, performing oil changes, testing and diagnosing
more complex problems and performing the repairs. Most recently, a mechanic's job
has changed from simple mechanical repairs to more complex work, with new electronic
systems that monitor and regulate a car's performance while on the road.
Good reasoning skills and the ability to diagnose problems are an important part of an automotive service technician and mechanic's job, as well as, the ability to keep up with new technology and learn new service procedures.
Imperial Valley College maintains faculty-approved formal course articulation agreements
with Imperial Valley high schools and the Imperial Valley ROP (Regional Occupation
Program). Courses with articulation agreements follow the California Career Statewide
Pathways Templates in the areas of: Administration of Justice, Allied Health Programs,
Business, Automotive Technology, Building Construction Technology, Child Development,
Computer Information Systems, Health Assistant and Welding.
Students who complete an articulated class offered through a partnering high school or ROP program, receive a qualifying grade in their course, and pass the IVC Credit-by-Exam for the subject area, will be eligible to receive college credit for the articulated corresponding Imperial Valley College class posted to their official transcript. Eligible students will work with the Applied Sciences Office at IVC for the awarding of college credit.
For specific articulation agreements please contact the Applied Sciences Office or the IVC Articulation Officer.
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Automotive Technology Instructor