For 30 years, Cerritos College has had one of the most successful Automotive Training
Programs in the region. Today, we are one of the most comprehensive Automotive Training
Centers in the country. Cerritos College offers certificates, degrees and special
programs in automotive repair, collision repair, alternative fuels, smog training,
advanced transportation technology and automotive management.
Our most popular programs are the nationally authorized technician programs for General Motors, The Ford Motor Company, Chrysler and various import manufacturers. The programs prepare students for the workforce by providing classroom and hands-on instruction as well paid on-the-job training.
In addition, Cerritos College operates an Advanced Transportation Technology & Energy Center (ATTE) partially subsidized by the state to encourage the development of alternative fuel sources. Just recently, Cerritos College became California's CTE Strategic Hub for developing secondary and post-secondary pathways in alternative fuels. Programs under this initiative start at the high school level and filter into industry of alternative fuels.
Cerritos College's expansion is attributed to its industrial and educational partnerships, in particular Southeast ROP, ABC and Norwalk/La Mirada Unified School Districts and Northwood University.
In partnership with the Southeast ROP and ABC and Norwalk/La Mirada Unified School Districts, Cerritos College is now home to the Automotive Career Institute (ACI). ACI is a program that provides high school students with comprehensive training and experience in mechanical and collision repair.
Cerritos College's most recent partnership with Northwood University has opened avenues for students interested in Automotive Business Management. Through this partnership, students can take Northwood University courses at Cerritos College to earn a Bachelor's degree!