Advanced Technology Vehicles

Make a career doing what you love!

Advanced technology vehicles including alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are a common platform for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles. Students will perform maintenance, service, diagnosis, and repair on vehicles in state-of-the-art labs, using tools, and technologies that will ensure they are workforce ready, at our new Advance Transportation Center (ATC) located in West Fresno, and qualified for industry certifications.

Is a Career in Advanced Technology Vehicles Right for You?

  • Are you interested in repairing advanced machines, complex electrical systems, or cutting- edge vehicles using industry standard tools?
  • Do you have the ability to problem solve and find it satisfying when you identify the solution?
  • Are you able to control operations of equipment or systems?
  • Are you logical and/or a critical thinker?

Our Mission

Fresno City College provides quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet today’s demand for highly skilled workers. This program offers highly technical courses as well as short-term and industry-recognized certificates. Certificates can position you to gain intermediate-advanced level positions within the automotive, diesel, medium/heavy-duty truck, and bus field. Industry partners provide advice and support for the latest equipment, technology, and learning aides. Courses include a combination of online content and hands-on activities.

Your Future in the Field of ATVs

Fresno City College Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are affordable and provide a strong foundation for starting a career in just one year. Earn a certificate with the knowledge you need to succeed in a high paying technical career. Eighty percent of technical careers require specialized training beyond high school, but do not require a traditional four-year degree. 

Sample Job Titles Median Annual Salary in Fresno
Electric Motor, Power Tool and Related Repairers $58,200
Fuel Cell Technicians $61,210
Automotive Specialty Technicians $40,890
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles $37,820


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To learn more about the Advanced Technology Vehicles program and courses, contact an Applied Technology counselor. 

Counselors are available in the Applied Technology Division Office to assist students with creating a Student Education Plan for an Automotive/Diesel/MDHD Advanced Technology Vehicle Degree or Certificate.

Courses and Information

To see recommended courses, see the Catalog.  To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes

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Tuition for the California Community College system is $46 per unit. A student will need 32 units of completion for this certificate, or a total of $1,472 in tuition costs.  Financial Aid, if available to the student, can cover tuition. 

Review our Financial Aid videos below in "How Can I Pay for this Certificate?"  

There are two textbooks needed for this program, that cost approximately $338 for this program.   

Required Fees: 

  • Health fee ($21 per semester, $13 if off campus/online per semester)  
  • Associated Student Body fee ($2 per semester, but opportunity to waive the fee at the time of registration if the student so chooses)   
  • Material fees ($50 per AUTOT 50-series, 170-series/MDHD 60-series course for the certificate, effective Spring 2025) 
  • Program fee ($65 annually for e-access to the shop lab assignments) 

Optional fees: 

  • Parking Permits - SCCCD has partnered with Parking Management Bureau (PMB) to offer students, faculty, and staff the convenience of purchasing parking permits online.  You can buy your semester parking permit by visiting Parking Management Bureau on your smartphone, laptop, or desktop. 

    All parking permits can be purchased online.
    Daily permits can be purchased online for $1 and may be used to park in any stall, with the exception of stalls designated for the Disabled, EV Vehicle, Motorcycle, Staff, and those marked red or green.
    • Fall permits ($30) are available for sale starting July 1
    • Spring permits ($30) are available for sale starting December 1
    • Summer permits ($20) are available for sale starting May 1
    • Annual Staff Permits ($80.00) are available for sale starting July 1
  • Student ID card ($5)   

Costs for required equipment— must be purchased prior to the start of the course: 

  • 3-Ring Binder 
  • Notebook Tabs 
  • Non-Tinted safety glasses/googles  
  • Latex/Nitrile gloves 
  • Side guards for prescription glasses (if needed) 
  • Facial covering 
  • #2 Pencils, pens, flash drive, and highlighters (as necessary) 
  • Headphones and webcam, recommended: 
    • Logitech - H390 USB Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone - Black  
    • Logitech Webcam C170 - Web camera - color - 1024 x 768 - audio - USB 2.0  
  • Uniform: $50.00 - $75.00 Button Down Shirt, Sleeves, and Pants:  
    • AUTOT Students = FCC Auto Technology Black with Red and Gray Accent Crew Shirts
    • MDHD = Black with Charcoal 
    • Mopar CAP/Stellantis or OEM Dealership issued = student must be employed by Service Facility (Refer to Department Specs.) 
    • GM ASEP Students = GM Certified Service or ACDelco PSC issued (Refer to Department Specs.) 
    • Other OEMs available: Ford ACE, Toyota TECS Elite, Honda PACT

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  • Uniform Non-Scratch Belt  
  • Black shoes – steel toes and/or work boots recommended (must be gas and oil resistant; non-slip) 


A student can pay in one or a combination of ways: directly using a credit card, through a grant (review our Financial Aid videos below for grant information), or with a scholarship or fee waiver through partner programs:

The Advanced Technology Vehicles (ATVs) certificate has the potential for entry-level employment as a skilled technician in alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles for the light/medium/heavy-duty transportation industry.  A potential resource for investigating jobs in the Advanced Technology Vehicles field is O*Net Online  

The Alternative Fueled Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle certificates are “stackable” certificates, meaning that your successful completion of this certificate can be used to apply for additional automotive/diesel/MDHD-related certificates, and/or the Automotive Technology/Diesel Technology/MDHD associate degree. 

The Alternative Fueled Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle certificates are “stackable” certificates meaning that your successful completion of these certificates can be used as valuable training in conjunction with other automotive-related certificates such as Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology/MDHD.

If cross-training is not of interest, these courses in the Alternative Fueled Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle certificates are applicable to the Automotive Technology/Diesel Technology/MDHD associate degree as well as transfer potential for the Industrial Technology bachelor’s degree at Fresno State. When the student applies for a bachelor’s degree program, the 4-year institution of higher education would make the decision as to which courses are fully transferable. Consult with a college counselor in order to discuss these opportunities. 

This Advanced Technology Vehicles program uses the same registration system as all California Community Colleges. A student must apply through CCCApply, if not already a California Community College student, in order to receive a student identification number. Once you have a student identification number, we can arrange for a counselor appointment to discuss the program and/or assist with registration through WebAdvisor. 

The Alternative Fueled Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle certificates are designed to deliver thirteen courses for a total of 32 units, over a period of 12 monthsThis equates to 12 units per semester and 8 units during the summer session 

The Advanced Technology Vehicles program prepares students to qualify for National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) industry certifications.  

The Advanced Technology Vehicles program instructor(s) can assist with job placement opportunities. Each term you will participate in Work Experience courses, AUTOT-19, for a paid or unpaid internship to build your resume and begin working in your field of study.