Students at Motor Exhibition


Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) offers several programs in the Automotive Service Technology (AST) discipline

Associates Degree in Automotive Service Technology
The associate degree is offered to prepare the student to work in the automotive service and repair field.

Certificates of Achievement

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Automotive Emission Specialist
  • Automotive Light Service Technician
  • Automotive Performance Applications
  • Automotive Powertrain Specialist

Refer to the college catalog for program requirements.

For inquiries regarding Pierce Auto Shop repairs on personal vehicles, please read this information.

Note: The referee station is not affiliated with the AST program. For more information visit

Contact Us


Department Chair
Alex Villalta
Phone: (818) 400-9917

Automotive Service Technology Faculty Advisor
Tom Fortune
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 710-4320

Electronics Faculty Advisor
Fayez Nima
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 710-2224

Engineering Faculty Advisor
Elizabeth Paderi Cheung
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 710-4427


Darlene Thompson, Welding Faculty Advisor
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 710-4304