AERA Tech & Skills Regional Conference

Hosted by De Anza Auto Tech

Saturday, June 4, 2022

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  • Lake Speed Jr and Keith Jones, Total Seal Piston Rings
    “What’s Changed and Why?”
  • Dan Begle, MAHLE Aftermarket
    “Engine Bearing Design and Failures”
  • Chuck Lynch, AERA
    “Engine Sealing”
  • Roundtable Discussion
    All presenters will return for a roundtable discussion to answer any questions that may not have been answered during the presentations.
  • Questions call Dave at (408) 864-8312 or e-mail at

Event Lineup

Online Registration Here

Spring 2022 Classes Offered on Campus! 

 Here are some highlights of credit and noncredit (free) classes:

  • Seats available now for the following:
    • 50A and 50B, Introductory classes (under hood)
    • 51A and 51B, Introductory classes (under car)
    • 53A, Mechanisms (Applied Physics)
    • 60, Automotive Electrical Systems
    • 60D and 60E, Ignition Analysis and Fuel Injection
    • 62B, Alignment and ADAS
    • 64HP, High Performance Engine Prep

* Everyone who comes to campus must be fully vaccinated, have had a booster shot, and wear face masks at all times. See the rules for coming to campus at

New: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Learn about an exciting new career pathway that combines courses in Auto Tech and Computer Information Systems to prepare for jobs in this rapidly growing field!

Be a part of our noncredit community of students: Take FREE noncredit courses

All of our introductory and evening courses are now available with a noncredit option, tuition-free! 

Benefits include:

  • Pathways for students who have never attended college
  • Great way to "try out" a class without the cost of tuition
  • Great way to get started with a new hobby
  • Earn noncredit certificates

Easy registration tips

Questions? Contact Us!

Introductory Classes

We have classes to help you explore the world of auto tech and prepare for entry  into the full-time program. No prior instruction or work experience is required.

Daytime Program

We offer certificates and degrees in three major subject areas for full-time students. 

Evening Program

We offer certificates and degrees in four major subject areas for evening students, including apprentices and technicians.

Hybrids and Plug-In Vehicles

We offer evening classes and the chance to work hands-on with a variety of hybrid and plug-in vehicles from Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Nissan and Toyota.

Smog Inspector or Technician


We have courses to help you qualify as a smog inspector or technician.

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Summer 2022

  • Summer - Coming Soon Classes Start june 27, 2022 

Auto Tech Department

Location: Building E1 

Dave Capitolo,

Department Chair

  • 408.864.8312


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