The Future of
Auto Tech

NextGen Auto is a regional campaign of 14 community colleges in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions working together to provide the information high school students, their parents, and returning or displaced workers need to decide on a career as a trained technician in the automotive industry. Our colleges provide programs that range from an associate degree in Auto Technology to skills-building certificates in auto electronics, emissions, and hybrid and alternative-fuel vehicles and more.

Our member colleges are Chabot College, City College of San Francisco, College of Alameda, College of Marin, Contra Costa College, De Anza College, Evergreen Valley College, Hartnell College, Las Positas College, Los Medanos College, Monterey Peninsula College, Santa Rosa Junior College, Skyline College and Solano Community College.


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Start here to explore four programs that lead to stable and rewarding careers in the automotive industry.

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The 14 community colleges in our region offer Auto Technician, Auto Body & Collision, Diesel Mechanic and Advanced Technologies programs - find your college.

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Explore Careers

Find jobs and salary information for automotive careers - and be inspired by our student success stories!


Your Child's Future in Auto Tech

What Parents Want to Know

A good, steady job their child will enjoy doing. It’s what parents want for their children, and Bay Area Automotive programs offer that. If you know your teen or young adult is excited about technology, likes working with their hands and figuring things out, then the automotive field may be a good fit.

Whether your child chooses a career in Auto Tech, Auto Body, Diesel or Alternative Fuel they will be challenged to solve problems daily and get satisfaction from seeing the results of their efforts.

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