The Automotive Technology program at Saddleback College combines contemporary technology with old-school elbow grease to produce shop-ready Automotive Technicians who can do a little bit of everything. Students receive training in practical garage skills, as well as customer service, cooperative and problem-solving skills, for a well-rounded higher education experience.
For those looking for even more hands-on training, Saddleback College offers Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) internships, through partnerships with local dealerships and independent businesses.
$45,840 - $101,430
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Fuel Cell Technician
Automotive Master Mechanic
Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Engineering Technician
Mossy Automotive Group
Yes! Set the foundation for a high-paying career. Get your Automotive Technology career in gear. Here are just a few of the many careers and their average salaries.
Automotive Technician - $45,840
Automotive Specialty Technician - $45,840
Fuel Cell Technician - $69,950
Automotive Master Mechanic - $45,840
Automotive Body Repairer - $48,830
Automotive Engineering Technician - $60,850
Automotive Engineer (w/ further education) - $101,430
Saddleback College offers five associate degrees and five certificates in Automotive Technology.
For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Automotive Technology page.
Bridgestone Americas * Firestone Complete Auto Care * Icahn Automotive Group * Valvoline Instant Oil Change * Goodyear * Penske * Pep Boys * Mossy Automotive Group * CarMax * DCH Auto Group * Oremor Automotive Group * And Many More! *
The Automotive Technology Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.
Clifford Meyer, Professor - (949) 582-4976
Chad Shaw, Professor - (949) 348-6106
Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.
For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!