Automotive Technology

GWC - Automotive-Engine-Performance

The Automotive Technology program at Golden West College is designed to provide students with the opportunity to successfully prepare for careers in the automotive service industry as entry-level technicians or other related occupations. For those technicians presently working in the field, advanced course work is also available to meet state licensing requirements or to pursue promotional opportunities.

GWC is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and its courses and instructions align with NATEF requirements and standards.

Program Highlights

  • The best in Auto Technology training! Golden West College isNATEF certified through evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
  • Auto Technology courses align with high industry standards identified by NATEF
  • Instructors are well qualified to teach in their areas of expertise and are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), which has national prominence and recognition by the automotive industry.
  • The lab facilities, operations and equipment reflect industry standards, enabling students an easier transition into employment opportunities.
  • We offer internships, also scholarship opportunities with the Orange County Auto Dealers Association (OCADA).