The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) program has been developed in collaboration with automotive business owners and classic car enthusiasts from the Inland Valley. This two-year automotive program allows students to gain the necessary confidence and hands-on experience needed to enter the automotive industry. Students will explore concepts and build skills in basic mechanics, diagnosis and service, auto body, metal fabrication and restoration.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students for continued study and work in college or in the workplace.
- Automotive 101 – "Auto Boot-Camp"
Automotive 101 – Auto Boot Camp is the first class in the two-year automotive program. In this one semester class, students will develop workplace attitudes and behaviors, identify and demonstrate basic safety standards, work area care techniques and vehicle maintenance skills. Students who successfully complete Automotive 101 will be eligible to enroll in Automotive 102.
- Automotive 102 – Brakes & Systems
Automotive 102 is the second class in the two-year automotive program. In this one semester class, students will receive training in diagnostics, wiring & schematic readings, electrical systems, brakes and transmissions. Students who successfully complete Automotive 102 will be eligible to enroll in Automotive 201.
- Auto 103 – Engine Repair
The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) is offering an automotive course in general engine repair. Automotive 103 - Engine Repair will provide students with the basic skills and knowledge in diagnosis and repair of the general engine, cylinder head and valvetrain, engine block, and lubrication and cooling systems, as well as test specifications, inspection, and service of the fuel, electrical, ignition, and exhaust systems. Students enrolled in this course will receive hands-on, practical experience that will prepare them for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-1 Engine Certification Test, which will demonstrate their knowledge as an automotive professional and will lead to securing employment in the automotive industry.
*Must have successfully completed Auto 101 & 102
- Auto 104 – Electrical and Electronic Systems
Automotive 104 Electrical and Electronic Systems will give students the basic knowledge of tools and procedures to test the electrical system for common problems, and identify electrical components, circuit protection devices, and electrical schematics. Students will also conduct voltage drop tests and determine the recommended tools and procedures to test for circuit and battery drain problems.
*Must have successfully completed Auto 101, 102 & 103