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Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Automotive Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the ever-evolving and always engaging world of automotive.

Shift Your Automotive Career Into High Gear

The Automotive Pathway gives students the opportunity to learn about, build, and work on cars in an effort to jumpstart their career in automotive. This Pathway takes students from the fundamentals of automotive services through advanced diagnostics and repair of major systems. This integrated, immersive, and work-based learning provides invaluable experience and teaches students the latest in automotive technology.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to help select career paths they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new automotive career. Classes include:

  • Intermediate Trans Technology
  • Advanced Automotive Technology

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of automotive. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Workplace Tours
  • On or Off Site Internships
  • Certifications

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in automotive with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Automotive Services
  • Repair Industry
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Automotive Diagnostics Technician

Industry Average: $45,000 - $65,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Get Rolling?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Darell Cleveland
(805) 278-3187

The Road to Your Career

Whether motorsports get your engines revving or you just like working on cars, Rio Mesa’s Automotive Pathway will get things rolling in the right direction. This Pathway will help you learn about advanced diagnostics and how to repair major systems. If it’s been your dream to work in the automotive industry, this powerful Pathway provides you with the opportunity to learn, build, and refine the knowledge and skills needed to launch your career or get a head start for college studies.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AS Environmental Control Technology

AS Manufacturing/
Construction Technology

BS Urban Studies & Planning; Engineering

BS Engineering