The Cuesta College Automotive Technology Department (an ASE Education Foundation Certified Program) has served students, the automotive service industry, and the community for over 45 years with course offerings in 17 specialized areas of concentration.  Students enrolled in these courses have the opportunity to expand their knowledge relative to automotive technology and develop entry level skills required for employment in the automotive service industry.  Successful completion of course requirements prepares students for the examinations required for voluntary certification as a professional technician offered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).  The course offerings address the areas of concentration needed by a technician to become certified as a “Master Automobile Technician”, and “Advanced Level Specialist”.