engineAutomotive Technology
Bachelor of Science
an instructor teaches students about heavy machineMarius Dornean Instructor, Heavy Equipment Technology Marius Dornean photoApply Now "Heavy equipment technicians are one of the top 15 careers necessary for us in California, and that's not going to end anytime soon because the technology is quickly evolving..." an instructor explains about car to studentsSteve Tomory Instructor, Automotive Steve Tomory profile pictureApply Now "Our program is certified and recognized by current industry standards, so we are accredited by local state and national automotive technology organizations..."

SPRING 2021 Application Deadline

Deadline for SPRING 2021 is
November 30, 2020.
Contact the CTE Division for more information
at 562-908-3460


Southern California’s strong base of automotive and transportation related industries offers promising employment opportunities for the future graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology.


Rio Hondo College’s Automotive Technology Lower Division Program is NATEF/ASE certified.  The standards reflect the skills that students must master to be successful in the automotive industry.


Students have access to the Automotive Student Professional Network on LinkedIn which provides information on scholarships, internships, and mentoring opportunities.

Our Program

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Automotive Technology is designed to prepare an individual for a wide variety of technology-based careers within the Transportation Industry Sector. Our current program—which is well aligned with the automotive industry both regionally and nationally—provides a solid foundation for the development of the new bachelor’s program.

Get more information on the program tracks

News & Announcements

For updates about our online instruction, remote student services and other resources during this time, please go to this link: https://www.riohondo.edu/student-health-services/coronavirus/#students

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Accelerate Your Automotive Career With Jaguar Land Rover Training.

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is collaborating with Rio Hondo College providing access to online training for students that meet the requirements to become Level 1 Certified Technicians while in school. Click here to learn more.

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