The emphasis of the Automotive Emissions Certificate of Achievement is on vehicle emissions systems, including their basic operation, function, service, and maintenance. The systems include on-board diagnostics (OBD), engine, exhaust, and fuel emission systems. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Courses (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework. College of the Desert is also a Bureau of Automotive Repair Certified Training Institution for the SMOG courses. Students and incumbent employees who complete this program will be prepared for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. Students may also choose to continue their education and earn the Associate of Science Degree in Automotive Technology.

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AUTO 000 Refer to college catalog page 103 to obtain a list of required courses and credits