Automotive Emissions Certificate of Achievement

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. 

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
AUTO 010 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4
AUTO 011B Auto Electronics & Electrical Systems 4
AUTO 054D Smog Check Inspector Training Level 1&2 4

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
AUTO 021A Automotive Diagnosis & Troubleshooting 2
AUTO 054E Smog Check Diagnostic & Repair Technician 3
AUTO 095A Automotive Technology Work Experience 2