Hello I’d like to welcome you to Rio Hondo College. My name is Mike Slavich, I’m the Dean of Career Technical Education and Instruction at Rio Hondo College. The automotive technology program at Rio Hondo College is based on a 2 year associate of science degree. we also offer certificates and some certificates can be earned in less than one year. we are accredited from an outside agency called NATEF we are also accredited by the State of California we offer classes days nights and evenings as well as weekends. Well if you compare Rio Hondo College’s program to a private vocational school the difference comes out to huge cost savings if you come to Rio Hondo College depending if it is a certificate or degree it will cost you anywhere from about $3,000 to $6,000 dollars to complete a certificate or degree if you go to a for-profit or private trade school that cost starts at about $35,000 to $40,000 dollars and it can go up so its a huge savings to come to a California Community College like Rio Hondo The other thing is that Rio Hondo is on the cutting edge of technology we are doing hydrogen technology, hybrid electric, we are also current in the industry every year we are changing our curriculum updating our classrooms as well the labs, right the cutting edge of technology.
So if you put all that together and look at the value that we have plus the ability for you to set your own schedule I think we are second to none. Now that you know and heard all about Rio Hondo College hope to see here soon. .