Bakersfield College

Industrial Technology, Automotive Option

Associate in Science

This degree prepares students to work as technicians in the automotive industry and provides them with a broad based general education as well as technical competency required for the industry. In addition to the general education requirements prescribed by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District, the student must successfully complete 31 units from the automotive courses listed below. From these classes the student should choose two major classes in a specialty area and make up the remainder of the 32 units from areas of choice. Career opportunities in automotive technology include automotive engine performance and emissions, engine overhaul, brakes and suspension, transmission and gear box overhaul.

To Achieve the Associate in Science
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Industrial Technology, Automotive Option Associate in Science degree.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 31 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment in the automotive industry.
  • demonstrate problem solving skills used in the automotive industry.
  • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for certification in the automotive program.

Total Units: 31


Select 31 Units from the following courses

Course Number Course Title Units
AUTO B2A Engine Repair & Machining 9.0
AUTO B2B Advanced Engine Repair & Machining 9.0
AUTO B106 Auto Brakes/Suspension/Alignment 9.0
AUTO B112 Auto Transmission/Gear Boxes 9.0
AUTO B14 Auto Tune-Up: Electrical/Ignition/Accessories 11.0
AUTO B15 Auto Tune-Up: Fuel Systems and Emission Controls 11.0
ELET B1 Basic Electronics (DC and AC) 4.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


Kern Community College District