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The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) program has been developed in collaboration with automotive business owners and classic car enthusiasts from the Inland Valley. This two-year automotive program allows students to gain the necessary confidence and hands-on experience needed to enter the automotive industry. Students will progress through a series of classes, starting with the Auto 101 course to acquire basic skills and moving into classes on brakes, electrical and engine repair. Students will work with instructors who are industry-certified automotive technicians and are ready to help students move on to advanced study. Students will have the opportunity to take and receive National Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications that can help them acquire entry-level jobs in the automotive or specialty shop industry. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for continued study and work in college or in the workplace.

  • Automotive 101 – Intro to Automotive

    Automotive 101 is the first class in the two-year automotive program. In this one semester class, students will develop workplace attitudes and behaviors, identify and demonstrate basic safety standards, work area care techniques and vehicle maintenance skills.

  • Automotive 102 – Brakes & Systems

    Automotive 102 is the second class in the two-year automotive program. In this one semester class, students will receive training in diagnostics and repair of disc, hydraulic and drum brake systems, and trouble-shooting of master cylinders. Students enrolled in this course will receive hands-on, practical experience that will prepare them for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-5 Brake Certification Test, which will demonstrate their knowledge as an automotive professional and will lead to securing employment in the automotive industry.

    *Students who successfully complete Automotive 101 will be eligible to enroll in Automotive 102.

  • Auto 103 – Engine Repair

    Automotive 103 - Engine Repair will provide students with the basic skills and knowledge in diagnosis and repair of the general engine, cylinder head and valve train, engine block, and lubrication and cooling systems, as well as test specifications, inspection, and service of the fuel, electrical, ignition, and exhaust systems. Students enrolled in this course will receive hands-on, practical experience that will prepare them for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-1 Engine Certification Test, which will demonstrate their knowledge as an automotive professional and will lead to securing employment in the automotive industry.

    *Students who successfully complete Automotive 102 will be eligible to enroll in Automotive 103.

  • Auto 104 – Electrical and Electronic Systems
    Automotive 104 Electrical and Electronic Systems will give students the basic knowledge of tools and procedures to test the electrical system for common problems, and identify electrical components, circuit protection devices, and electrical schematics. Students will also conduct voltage drop tests and determine the recommended tools and procedures to test for circuit and battery drain problems.  Students enrolled in this course will receive hands-on, practical experience that will prepare them for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-8 Electrical Certification Test, which will demonstrate their knowledge as an automotive professional and will lead to securing employment in the automotive industry.

*Students who successfully complete Automotive 103 will be eligible to enroll in Automotive 104.

  • Auto 201 – Engine Performance and Diagnostics
    Automotive 201 Engine Performance and Diagnostics will give students the knowledge to diagnose sophisticated drivability and emissions-related problems on automobiles, SUVs, and light duty trucks. Students enrolled in this course will receive hands-on, practical experience that will prepare them for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification Test, which will demonstrate their knowledge as an automotive professional and will lead to securing employment in the automotive industry. 

    *Students who successfully complete Automotive 104 will be eligible to enroll in Automotive 201.

    Future classes – Our plan is to continue to grow and add more classes to our curriculum!  We plan to offer: welding; fabrication; auto body; and paint. 

    Stay tuned!

 

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