New auto import technician program

NORWALK - Cerritos College's Automotive Mechanical Repair Department is now accepting applications for the start of its Import Technician Training Program, which begins in March 2015.ITTP is a two-year automotive certificate program designed to meet the needs of the import automotive industry and students with a combination of lectures, lab and on-the-job training. Students who complete the program possess a strong foundation that will benefit them in their automotive career, college officials said. Employers can also bring in entry-level technicians who are ready to learn and take their career to the next level. "It's a winning solution for all," said automotive instructor Leonard Glick. The curriculum was designed by Cerritos College automotive program instructors in a format pattered after the highly-successful GM, Ford and Chrysler programs at the college. It requires nine weeks in school followed by nine weeks working in a shop or dealership. The cycle continues for two years with six required automotive classes and five "on-the-job" work experience classes. Upon completion of the program, students will receive an ITTP certificate from Cerritos College. Students can also receive an associate degree when they complete the academic portion of the program. Students can register for the program online at and clicking the "Import Technician" link on the left.

********** Published: Feb. 6, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 43