Associate Degree On Campus

Automotive Technology

College of the Canyons

12 months
16864 USD/year
16864 USD/year
2320 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Automotive Technology program from College of the Canyons is a comprehensive two-year program designed to prepare students with the industry defined entry-level skills needed for an automotive technician position in a variety of settings including dealerships, independent automotive repair facilities or city/county/state/federal agencies.


The Automotive Technology program from College of the Canyons provides in-depth training with extensive hands-on experiences. In the classroom, students learn the theoretical aspects of automotive diagnosis, repair and service with a diesel technology option.

Key facts:

 In the automotive laboratory setting students will experience applying the theory learned in the classroom. Upon completion of the course work required for the certificate or major, students will have achieved competencies in the areas of brakes, suspension, electrical components and wiring, transmissions, engine diagnosis and drivability.

 While many automobile dealerships require technicians to acquire manufacturer specialty training, the basic skills and knowledge needed to enter specialty training will be obtained in the Automotive Technician program at College of the Canyons. 

Student Learning Outcome: 

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in the automotive industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Automotive Engine Fundamentals
  • Engine Performance
  • Automotive Electrical Systems
  • Automotive Brake Systems
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Steering, Suspension and Alignment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the ISP Application Form.
  • Provide a bank statement dated between 180 days and 60 days from the start of your classes. This bank statement must show, at least, the amount listed on the tuition and fees page for the academic year.
  • If you are being sponsored by someone outside the U.S. or are sponsoring yourself, submit the Affidavit of Financial Support Form. 
  • Have a licensed physician or medical professional fill out a Freedom From Tuberculosis Form. 
  • Submit proof of completion of secondary education/high school. This may include a graduation certificate, diploma, or transcript.
  • If you have attended a college or university in the United States, submit transcripts from each college or university. If you wish to apply for college credit from a previous post-secondary institution, you must provide ISP with two official transcripts.
  • Submit proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8432 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    16864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8432 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1160 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Santa Clarita

1290 - 2230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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