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Automotive Emissions

The emphasis of the Automotive Emissions Certificate is on vehicle emission systems, including their basic operation, function, service, and maintenance. The systems include on-board diagnostics (OBD), engine, exhaust, and fuel emission systems.

This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework. College of the Desert is a Bureau of Automotive Repair Certified Training Institution for the SMOG courses. 

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
AUTO 10 Introduction To Automotive Technology 4
AUTO 11B Auto Electronics & Electrical​ Systems 4
AUTO 21A Automotive Diagnosis And Troubleshooting 2
AUTO 54C Basic & Advanced Clean Air Car Course 7
AUTO 95A Automotive Technology Work Experience*  2
*For extenuating circumstances, as deemed by the automotive advisor, work experience may be fulfilled through a special shop project or an appropriate elective.