Smog Repair Update Training


Effective Monday, March 16, the Grossmont and Cuyamaca college campuses are closed to all students and the public until further notice. We are monitoring COVID-19 guidance and will update our class schedule accordingly. The latest district information regarding COVID-19 can be found here.

Smog Repair Update Training – $100

California Bureau of Automotive Repair Approved Emission Training Program

Car RepairCorporate College is  non-profit, San Diego Smog Update Training Provider. All smog update  classes occur at the Cuyamaca College  Automotive Complex in East County San Diego. Cuyamaca College offers three different Smog  Update Courses on a rotating  basis.

UT032 Automotive Networks, Aftermarket CATs, OBD Monitor Diagnosis

The course will cover automotive diagnostic procedures, and Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) procedures that affect the inspection, diagnosis, and repair of vehicles subject to the Smog Check Inspection and Maintenance program. Content includes: Automotive Networks / CAN / LIN / FlexRay / MOST / Ethernet, How to Properly Verify Aftermarket Catalytic Converter Applications   and OBD Monitor Diagnosis and the BAR-OIS.

UT056 Variable Valve Timing, Variable Valve Lift, & Cylinder Deactivation

The course will cover the operational characteristics and diagnostic procedures for variable valve timing, lift and cylinder deactivation.  

Classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 10pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Why is your course so inexpensive compared to other providers?  We are a community college, we do not make a profit on our courses. The fee we charge you directly covers the costs of materials and paying our instructor.

  2. Are you courses BAR Certified?  YES. Each  course meets the 12 hours of automotive technology update training required every two years for license renewal. Students will need to complete 4 hrs of on-line instruction through the BAR website to complete the full 16 hours required for renewal.  Cuyamaca College is at a BAR-Certified School.

Please  see the BAR website for license renewal requirements.

To pass an update course, students will be required to:

  • Complete all home work assignments
  • Successfully complete all laboratory assignments
  • Attend all scheduled course hours
  • Pass course examination – (minimum score is 70%)

NOTE: You must bring picture identification and smog license number (if you have a license) to class.

Classes take place at Cuyamaca College.