Automotive Technology | Transportation

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).

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Program Objectives

  • 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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Gainful Employment Information

Automotive Technology Diploma

Automotive Technology Certificate

Customization & Restoration Certificate

Recommended General Education Electives

BSAD    1100    Personal Finance
ENGL    1040    Basic Technical Communication
SPCH    1090    Fundamentals of Human Communication
Appropriate Business or Computer Course
Appropriate Math Course