Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program provides both classroom theory and extensive hands on (shop) entry-level employment training as well as professional upgrading to persons in the automotive industry. The program provides training for each of the areas tested for National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification, and Bureau of Automotive Repair training for state licenses as well. Certificates of Achievement are offered in Automotive Chassis, Automotive Electrical, Automotive Engine Performance, and Automotive Transmissions. A Certificate of Performance is offered for Advanced Emissions Specialist.

Program Emphasis

The program emphasis is on various automotive manufacturer products. Specific NATEF Certified training ind American Honda Motors and Toyota Motor Sales is available in designated courses. Students have the opportunity for internship training when available. If employed, student interns may work for a repair facility. While progressing through the training, students are strongly encouraged to obtain at least two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications.

Career/Transfer Options

Employment may be found as an entry-level automotive technician in an automotive manufacturer dealership such as Honda/Acura or Toyota/Lexus, an independent repair garage, or automotive repair franchises.

Some of the many career options in the field of Automotive Technology include:

  • Maintenance Technician
  • Repair Technician
  • Master Technician
  • Shop Foreman
  • Dispatcher
  • Service Advisor
  • Service Manager
  • General Manager
  • Shop Owner
  • Warranty Administrator
  • Parts Counter Associate
  • Collision Repair Mechanical Technician
  • Vehicle Sales

Some managent-related career paths require study beyond the Associate Degree level.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Automotive Technology Program will be able to:

  • Accurately diagnose and repair light duty automotive systems and components.
  • Identify workplace health and safety compliance using regulations published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Research automotive repair data, instructions, and specifications using printed material as well as computer data base systems.

Catalog Pages

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Degrees & Certificates

AA Degree AA or AS for Transfer AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Certificate of Performance Catalog Pages
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