The Automotive Technology Program provides fundamental knowledge, skills, and training necessary for entry-level employment or career advancement as an automotive technician. Electronics and computerization are emphasized to meet the changing demands of the automotive industry. Award options include an Associate of Applied Science degree and five certificates (Basic Engine & Electrical Repair, Transmission & Drive Line, Suspension & Alignment, Tune-up and Automotive Technology).
Students may enroll full-time for day classes and part-time for evening classes.
- Have knowledge of hazards and related safety practices associated with the auto mechanics field.
- Perform tasks related to entry level employment in auto mechanics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of personal and work characteristics that contribute to an effective job performance.
- Use effective communication skills appropriate to the auto mechanics field.
- Apply the theory of auto mechanics to specific jobs using critical thinking/reasoning skills and the ability to work independently.
- Use mathematical data and reasoning skills in relation to auto mechanics.
A variety of employment opportunities include automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, specialty repair shops, automotive sales, factory representative, or private ownership of a repair business.
Program costs for Automotive Customization and Restoration Certificate
- 63 hrs tuition and fees= $5355
- Books and supplies for 4 semesters= $3000
- Room and board for 4 semesters= $10,200
- Estimated costs for Restoration Certificate= $18,555
Electives to be considered include classes in business, communication, computers, electronics, diesel technology and others with the approval of an advisor. A business management class is strongly recommended.
TRAN 1005 Safety is a prerequisite for all Auto Technology classes, except night classes.