Build Your Future in Automotive Technology
Earn a great living in Automotive Technology. Cypress College provides state-of-the art, hands-on automotive diagnosis and repair education and training. The General Automotive and Toyota Training and Education Network(T-TEN) programs are National Automobile Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified. The general program includes pathways for employment at new vehicle dealers and independent repair facilities. There are also Subaru technician and Electric/ Hybrid vehicle technician pathways. The T-TEN program is a cohort program with Toyota specific course work and paid internship time at a Toyota or Lexus dealer.
The demand for automotive technicians is high and if you train with us, you will have an excellent opportunity for career placement.
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Tech Ed 1, Room 104-107
Frequently Asked Questions
Program options include certificate programs and an associate in science degree.
Depending on the program and the number of units taken each semester, completing a certificate program can take as little as one to two semesters and completing the associate of science degree program can take about two years.
The program cost is $46 per unit for California residents, not including books, fees, and supplies. Units vary by course, but the average is 3 units per course. Unit fees for the 16-unit certificate would be $736, ranging up to the 76-unit associate degree, which would be $3,358. Most students also qualify for some financial aid.
Vehicle Maintenance Technician ASE-G1 Certified, $26,000+
Line Technician ASE: A4, A5, A6, A7, $46,000+
Master Technician ASE Master Certified, A1-A8, $74,000+
Master Diagnostic/Lead Technician ASE Advanced Level Certified, $84,000+
Independent Repair Facilities
Quick Service Facilities
*Cypress Students are also employed at almost all major dealers including Jaguar/Land Rover, Honda, Hyundai, BMW, Ford, GM and FCA
Program Mapper: View course options for these programs.
- Automotive Technology Certificate = 55-56 units (2 years)
- Brake and Alignment Specialist Certificate = 16 units (1-2 semesters)
- Emission Control Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
- Engine Specialist Certificate = 16 units (1-2 semesters)
- Maintenance Technician Certificate = 38 units (3-4 semesters)
- Performance and Driveability Certificate = 16 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive Sales and Service Certificate = 15-16 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive Technology – Toyota Specialist Certificate = 62 units (2 years – 2.5 years)
- Transmission Specialist Certificate = 16 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive Technology Electrical Diagnostic Specialist Certificate = 16 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive Technology Electrical Systems Specialist = 11 units ( 1 semester)
- Automotive T-TEN Toyota and Lexus Specialist Certificate= 56 units (2 years)
- Automotive T-TEN Air Conditioning Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive T-TEN Brake and Alignment Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive T-TEN Performance and Driveability Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive T-TEN Engine and Driveline Specialist Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive T-TEN Electrical Certificate = 17 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive Electric Vehicle 1 Certificate = 20 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive Technology-Service Advisor Certificate = 8-9 units (1 semester)
- Automotive Technology: Body Electrical Systems Specialist Certificate = 12 units (1 semester)
- Automotive Technology: Body Electrical Specialist II Certificate = 16 units (1 semester)
- Automotive Technology Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Technician Certificate = 20 units (1-2 semesters)
- Automotive Technology Associate in Science Degree= 73 units (2 years-2.5 years)
Marty Orozco, Coordinator, Subaru and EV/Hybrid Advisor
Automotive Technology, Building TE-1
Michael Klyde, T-TEN Coordinator
Room TE3 – 209
Automotive Technology, Building TE-1
Louis Krebs, Lab Technician
Lidia Coman, Lab Technician