From an article on the Valley News website:
Hemet High School received a certification in Automobile Service Technology from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation a branch of Automotive Service Excellence. They are the only high school in Riverside County that is AST certified. Hemet High School is also the only Automotive Youth Education System high school in the county.
Hemet High provides the Automotive Technology course through its Career and Technical Education pathway. Students enroll in the three-year program to gain an understanding of the automotive field. “Auto I” is an introduction to electrical and general systems; in “Auto II” students learn about brakes and suspension steering; and in “Auto III” students learn about engine performance then apply for an internship at a local automotive company. Throughout their time in the program, students gain hands-on experience from their teacher Vance Bloom.