In California, all vehicles must regularly have – and pass – an emissions test. If the vehicle fails this "smog check," its DMV registration cannot be renewed until the owner pays for needed repairs/adjustments and the car passes a subsequent review. Only a licensed California Smog Check Technician can perform these emissions tests. Repairs, if needed, require specialized knowledge and training.
If you're hoping for a career in auto repair/maintenance and would like to increase your value by becoming a California Smog Check Technician, you can get the training and experience you need at WyoTech in Fremont to apply for your license. There, WyoTech offers an Advanced Automotive Diagnostics specialty concentration as part of its Applied Automotive Technology program. In just 20 months, you can get hands-on experience in a range of automotive systems, including engines and drivetrains, electronics and emissions and be prepared to take your California Smog Check Technician license exam.
WyoTech is one of America's leading schools for the training of technicians for the automotive, motorcycle and marine industries. Among its six campuses, the school graduates approximately 10,000 students annually. WyoTech has strong relationships with companies in the automotive industry across the country due to the school's reputation for producing qualified entry-level technicians.
At WyoTech, you'll be taught by industry experts who bring a real-world perspective to your classes. You'll train on a variety of vehicles from major manufacturers in a modern workshop setting. You'll learn how to use the kind of tools you're most likely to find in a 21st century auto maintenance facility, including some of the modern diagnostic gear. And upon graduation, WyoTech's Career Services department can help you transition from school into the workplace by providing help with everything from resume writing to identifying and contacting employers in your area.
About the Fremont Campus
WyoTech's eight-acre campus in Fremont, Calif., includes 120,000 square feet of modern workshop space. Located between San Jose and Oakland/San Francisco in Northern California's South Bay region, the campus is convenient to a wide range of recreational and cultural amenities. In addition to the Applied Automotive Technology program, the Fremont campus also offers career training programs in Motorcycle Technology, Plumbing Technology, HVAC and Electrician.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.