Emission Specialist, Certificate of Achievement

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Smog Check technicians. It meets the State of California Level 1 and Level 2 license requirements. Students who complete the program are eligible and prepared to take the Smog Check Inspector License Exam.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Correctly perform a State of California smog check inspection observing all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Diagnose and repair emission related faults observing all application laws and regulations.
  • Identify license requirements and successfully prepare for the Smog Check Inspector License Exam.
  • Identify professional work habits and employ them to promote themselves and the quality of their work.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
AUTO 100Introduction to Automotive Technology4
AUTO 101Engine Repair4
AUTO 102Basic Automotive Electricity and Electronics4
AUTO 103Engine Performance4.5
AUTO 104Automotive Electrics2.5
AUTO 105Automotive Electrical Circuits2.5
AUTO 170Smog Check Inspection Procedures2.5
AUTO 161Supervised Automotive Trade Experience I2-4
or COOP 91.4 Automotive Technology Work Experience
Total Units26-28

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  
 

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.