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Course Syllabi


Engine Performance and Body electrical
Winter 2018
CRN Course Title
34422 AUTO-099C-55 Introduction to Engine Performance Systems
34423 AUTO-099D-55 Intermediate Engine Performance Systems
Spring 2018
CRN Course Title
44853 AUTO-099E-55 Basic Engine Performance Diagnostic Procedures
44854 AUTO-099F-55 Intermediate Engine Performance Diagnostic Procedures




Welcome to Auto 99, Electrical, Emissions and Engine Performance Program 

Auto 99 is a one-year program that consists of six classes: Auto 99A through 99F.  Each class is 6 weeks in length with class meeting Monday-Friday from 7:30 am until 12:10pm which equates to about 800 hours.   

The classes are approximately 50% lab and 50% lecture. We use primarily GM, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota vehicles for the lab exercises. 

  • Since 2003, an average of 75% of all Auto 99 students have passed the CA State Smog Exam shortly after graduation in June.  The following certifications are included in Auto 99 (pending test results) and are necessary to qualify to take the CA State Smog Exam:  Engine and Emission Control (Level 1), Smog Check Inspection Training (Level 2), and the 2001 through 2013 Smog Update Classes.  For questions about obtaining a CA Smog Check License, please contact Pete Vernazza. For a detailed class description, click on each link to the left.

For more information about the De Anza Auto Tech Program, visit the Auto Tech Dept. Website

Here is the coolest video showcasing the coolest Auto Tech Program in the Nation! De Anza Auto Tech Video



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Automotive Technology

Last Updated: 3/15/16