Free Noncredit Auto Tech Classes

Start earning a noncredit General Service Technician (GST) certificate!

De Anza’s Automotive Technology program is offering free, noncredit courses that don’t require placement tests or prerequisites. This noncredit option is designed to help you advance your education and get a fast track to employment.

  • No fees

  • No placement tests

  • No prerequisites

  • Help from transition advisers

These noncredit courses do not count toward a degree or academic certificate. To register, follow the same steps you would follow for credit courses.

AUTO 350A: Automotive Principles

  • Engine, lubrication and cooling theory; basic electrical
  • Offered in fall, winter, spring and summer

AUTO 350B: Applied Automotive Principles

  • Compression tests, vehicle inspections and oil changes
  • Lab; offered in fall, winter, spring and summer

AUTO 351A: Automotive Principles – Chassis

  • Tire, wheel, suspension, alignment and brake system theory
  • Offered in winter and spring

AUTO 351B: Applied Automotive Principles – Chassis

  • Mounting and balancing tires; front end inspections; brake repair
  • Lab; offered in winter and spring

AUTO 360: Electrical Systems

  • Principles of electricity, electronics, cranking and charging systems; testing, diagnosis and repair
  • Offered in fall, winter and spring

AUTO 361A: Brake Systems

  • Maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of automotive brake systems
  • Offered in fall only

AUTO 361B: Electronically Controlled Brakes

  • Computer controlled brake systems; service, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair procedures
  • Offered in fall only

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