Auto Tech Highlights 

ASE Accreditation Reaffirmed

  • De Anza College Automotive Technology
  • Master Automobile Service Technology level
  • Reaffirmed for Full Five Year Cycle 

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Summer 2023

Auto Tech is offering on-campus for summer.  Registration begins on May 15, 2023 for priority enrollment.  Proof of vaccination is no longer required for summer registration

      • 50A and 50B, Introductory classes (under hood)
        • Available for free as noncredit (350A & 350B)
      • 60K, Automotive Body Electrical
        • Available for free as noncredit (360K)
      • 66, Air Conditioning

Fall 2023 - Free Smog Inspector Classes

Level 1 and Level 2 Smog Inspector classes are available tuition-free.  This is an affordable way of becoming a licensed smog inspector.  

Click here for information on becoming a licensed smog inspector or repair technician.

See fall 2023 schedule for dates and time or contact Pete Vernazza at (408) 864-8216

Fall 2023 Starts September 25, 2023

Seats available in the following classes:

      • 50A and 50B, Introductory classes (under hood)
        • Available for free as noncredit (350A & 350B)  Room in two sections
      • 60A & 60B, Schematic Diag & Electronics
        • Available for free as noncredit (360A & 360B) A new section is now available
      • 61A & 61B, Brakes & ABS
        • Available for free as noncredit (361A & 361B) Several seats left
      • 63, Auto Transmissions
        • Available for free as noncredit (363) Several seats left

Weren't happy with classes via Zoom?  Repeat them as noncredit for FREE!

All of our introductory and evening courses are now available with a noncredit option, tuition-free! 

Benefits include:

  • Pathways for students who have never attended college
  • Great way to "try out" a class without the cost of tuition
  • Great way to get started with a new hobby
  • Earn noncredit certificates

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New: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Learn about an exciting new career pathway that combines courses in Auto Tech and Computer Information Systems to prepare for jobs in this rapidly growing field!

Questions? Contact Us!

Introductory Classes

We have classes to help you explore the world of auto tech and prepare for entry  into the full-time program. No prior instruction or work experience is required.

Daytime Program

We offer certificates and degrees in three major subject areas for full-time students. 

Evening Program

We offer certificates and degrees in four major subject areas for evening students, including apprentices and technicians.

Hybrids and Plug-In Vehicles

We offer evening classes and the chance to work hands-on with a variety of hybrid and plug-in vehicles from Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Nissan and Toyota.

Smog Inspector or Technician


We have courses to help you qualify as a smog inspector or technician.

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Upcoming Schedules

Auto Tech Department

Location: Building E1 

Dave Capitolo,

Department Chair

  • 408.864.8312


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