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Advanced Automotive Tech Building Gears Up for Alternative Fuels and Electric Vehicles

December 7, 2022

By LAPC

Advanced Automotive Technology Bldg

Pierce’s long-awaited new 21,233 square foot Advanced Automotive Technology Building is nearing completion on the west side of campus adjacent to our existing Automotive Technology site. Its laboratories were specifically designed to teach cutting-edge curriculum in the areas of alternative fuel, advanced diagnostics, and hybrid & electric vehicle technologies. The facility will include two classrooms, faculty offices and support spaces.

The $22.3 million complex will provide space for up 90 vehicles and includes ten Electric Charging Stations, ranging from Level II CHAdeMO Electric Charging Stations and the Combined Charging System (CCS) Charging Stations, to a Tesla Supercharger Charging Station.

The building design incorporates a number of water efficiency features, such as drought-tolerant landscaping and low-flow fixtures, and energy efficient features, such as LED lighting fixtures. Construction sought to divert 75% of waste from landfills and incorporates building materials made of recycled or rapidly renewable materials.

L.A. Pierce College’s Automotive Technology Program meets strict industry standards and is NATEF/ASE certified for the Clean Tech Auto program, which serves over 1,000 students and is the only one of its kind in the San Fernando Valley.

Students in L.A. Pierce College’s long-running Automotive Technology Program may achieve associate degrees and certificates to prepare them to work in the automotive service and repair field. Certificates of Achievement can be earned in the automotive specialties of service technology, emission specialist, light service technician, performance applications and powertrain specialist.

Classes will begin in the new facility in Spring 2023.