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The Automotive Department at Las Positas College offers short-term, tuition-free, noncredit courses and a skills program designed to provide students both educational and vocational opportunities. A certificate will not only validate participation in the program, but it will also enhance the opportunities to secure gainful entry-level employment. The program is open to all.
Non-Credit Automotive classes are perfect for someone curious about a career in the automotive field or a person who wants to learn about their automobile. Continuing Education classes, also known as “noncredit,” are financially supported by California and are offered tuition-free. Continuing Education classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience. Although classes are tuition-free, students will be expected to purchase PPE (personal protective equipment) such as safety glasses and textbooks.
NAUT INTR - AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE AND INTRODUCTION
Bumper-to-Bumper Automotive Knowledge. Starting with hazardous waste handling, tool identification, maintenance and lubrication, moving into engine mechanical, emissions controls, suspension systems, air conditioning, airbags and safety, transmissions, axles, and finishing off with the future of the automotive industry. This is an introductory class for people who want to know more about their vehicle or who are planning an automotive career.
NAUT LABA - AUTOMOTIVE LAB
Automotive Lab is an open laboratory class for basic automotive students. This class is for students desiring to expand their hands-on experience using their own vehicle. Instructor will provide technical and supervisory support to guide students in completion of their self initiated projects. Service information via computer service manuals will be available for students to use for vehicle information and research.
NAUT LABB - AUTOMOTIVE LAB ADVANCED
Automotive Lab Advanced is an open laboratory class for advanced automotive students. This class is for students desiring to expand their hands-on experience using their own vehicle. Instructor will provide technical and supervisory support to guide students in completion of their self initiated projects. Students are expected to help others in class and be able to work without guidance. Service information via computer service manuals will be available for students to use for vehicle information and research. Class is recommended for second year students only.
NAUT SDR - SPECIFIED DIAGNOSTIC AND REPAIR
This is a Bureau of Automotive Repair approved alternative to the ASE A6, A8 and L1 certification required for obtaining and maintaining smog technician licenses. This course will follow BAR guidelines for smog license prep. Student may or may not qualify for license exam after taking this class. For more information see www.smogcheck.ca.gov
NAUT L1L2 - SMOG LEVEL ONE AND LEVEL TWO
This course includes classes/modules the State of California's requires for a student/automotive technician to be prepared to take their Smog License Test. This class will include Level One and Level Two smog training only. At the end of the class students may or may not qualify for either EI or EO smog license. See www.smogcheck.ca.gov for more information.