EMISSION CONTROL SPECIALIST
Build Your Future as an Emission Control Specialist
The Emission Control Specialist Certificate will prepare the student for The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exams, The State of California Smog Check Inspector License Exam, and/or the State of California Smog Check Repair Technician License Exam. Specific expected student learning outcomes are the following:
- Integrate advanced theory and diagnostic techniques through the use of advanced tools related to the repair of automotive emission control systems.
- Evaluate and solve questions related to mechanical engine performance, computer controlled powertrain systems, and electronic fuel management systems in preparation for The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exams, The State of California Smog Check Inspector Exam, and The State of California Smog Check Repair Technician Licensing Exam.
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- Apply online at fullcoll.edu
- Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
- Take the online orientation
- Take assessment exam
- Meet with a Counselor
- Update Personal info in My Gateway
- Register for classes
- Pay fees
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.
WHAT ARE THE JOBS AND HOW MUCH DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Average Salaries: $52,860 – $101,720
• Automotive Specialist Technician
• Automotive Parts Sales
• Automotive Body and Related Repairers
• Automotive Sales Representative
• Automotive Master Mechanic
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK IN CALIFORNIA?
Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
The number of vehicles in use is expected to continue to rise. More entry-level service technicians will be needed to perform basic maintenance and repair, such as replacing brake pads and changing oil, on these vehicles. New technologies, however, such as electric vehicles, may limit future demand for automotive service technicians and mechanics because these vehicles will be more reliable and thus require less frequent maintenance and repair.
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Average Salary in this Field
$101,720 Per Year
Careers in this Field
Automotive Specialist Technician
Automotive Master Mechanic
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