Quick Service Technician Certificate

San Diego Continuing Education
Online - Scheduled Course
April 26, 2021 - August 11, 2021
Daytime - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
13 Hours per Week
26 Estimated Weeks


This two-course certificate program provides students with an overview of automotive quick services and new/used vehicle preparation. The first course covers vehicle inspections, preparing estimates, changing fluids and filters, proper hazardous waste disposal, minor electrical repairs, and road-testing techniques. Students learn how to inspect and evaluate vehicle systems to determine if advanced levels of repairs are needed. They also learn how to identify and operate necessary equipment and tools.

The second course provides students with an overview of the automotive industry and a basic understanding of how each system within an automobile works. Students learn how to operate basic hand, power, and lifting tools as well as the major measuring instruments and devices used by automotive technicians. This course is intended as a first course for automotive students or as a basic core course for the entire automotive program.

Course Benefits:
  • Live face-to-face classes
  • Collaborative project-based learning
  • 24-hour tutoring
  • Live counseling available
  • 24-hr library services
  • Career Counseling
  • Professional development
  • High quality professionally designed courses
  • No textbook fees

Additional Attendance Information

This certificate program includes a one-week break from 7/3/2021 to 7/11/2021.

Eligibility Restriction (Pre-Requisite)

Required Skills:

  • Eighth grade reading level
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language 
  • Knowledge of general math

*California residents are eligible for no-cost courses and certificate programs. Please visit sdce.edu for more information.

Jobs & Careers
Automotive Engineering Technicians

College Details

San Diego Continuing Education

San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) is the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). As the largest provider of noncredit education in California, SDCE’s mission is to provide accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and career training to adult students. SDCE has offered career training and other classes continuously for more than 100 years.

Founded in 1914 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, SDCE welcomes every immigrant, refugee and underserved population to fulfill educational goals. At SDCE, adult students find a fun and positive learning environment for every skill level. Students come from across 50 states and from 160 foreign countries, to learn in more than 70 free career training programs and in thousands of classes. In addition to a traditional schedule of fall, spring and summer semesters, many programs are offered online, allowing students to pursue higher education or career training while maintaining other responsibilities and active lives.

SDCE was one of the first community college continuing education institutions in California to meet the standards for independent accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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