Contact Information

Contact Information
Business and Technology
Amy Schulz
Associate Deans
Jill Alcorn, Darlene Jackson
Division Office
B 3, Rocklin Campus


The Automotive Technology Curriculum is designed to prepare students to become competent technicians and gain employment in the automotive industry at the completion of the program and to upgrade skills of those already in the field.

Automotive Technology Advisory Committee

  • Dave Burkhard, Instructor, San Juan High School
  • Robert Butler, Owner, Pacific Auto, Auburn
  • Bill Cardwell, Car Care Center, Sacramento
  • Lynn Cardwell, Car Care Center, Sacramento
  • Art Coppock (Retired), Snap-on Tools, Sacramento
  • Vic Delius, Service Manager, Weaver Chevrolet, Alta
  • Russ French, Fleet Operations Supervisor, City of Rocklin
  • Bill Happ, Woodcreek High School, Roseville
  • Steve Ledbetter, Emeritus Professor, Sierra College
  • David Lewis, Engineer, Department of Consumer Affairs, Engineering and Technology Research, Sacramento
  • Tom Ley, Service Manager, Future Nissan, Roseville
  • Mark Means, Instructor, Woodcreek High School, Roseville
  • Michelle Oberg, Bureau of Automotive Repair, Citrus Heights
  • Dick Panciera, Ser­vice Man­ag­er (Re­tired), Reliable Pontiac and Cadillac, Roseville
  • John Panelli (Retired), Sierra College Automotive, Colfax
  • Alan Rowley, Technician, Monroe Transmission
  • Scott Ruskauff, Owner, Back to Life Auto, Lincoln
  • Greg Sahr, Technician, Duncan’s Auto Service
  • John Scalaro, Snap-on Equipment
  • Thomas Serpico, Service Manager, Future Nissan
  • Vince Wisniewski, Snap-on Tools


Understanding course descriptions

AUTO 0028. Independent Study

Units: 1-3
Designed for students interested in furthering their knowledge at an independent study level where no specific curriculum offering is currently available. Independent study might include, but is not limited to, research papers, special subject area projects, and research projects. See Independent Study page in catalog. (CSU)

AUTO 0095. Internship in Automotive Technology

Units: 0.5-4
Designed for advanced students to work in an area related to their educational or occupational goal. Provides new on-the-job technical training under the direction of a worksite supervisor, allowing students to expand knowledge and skills in the chosen field. Mandatory orientation session and faculty approval to determine eligibility. One unit of credit is equal to each 60 hours of non-paid work, or each 75 hours of paid work. Students may earn up to a total of 16 units in internship courses (any course numbered 95 and PDEV 94). (CSU-with unit limitation)

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Develop industry required skills for students to gain automotive service entry level jobs such as lube technicians or technician aids.
  • Provide courses for currently employed automotive service students to advance their skill and knowledge to be qualified for advanced placement job (journeyman).
  • Support the automotive industry training needs by providing certification/license training courses.