Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 34 credits
The automotive technology program gives students the education and training to become an entry-level automotive technician. The automotive service industry is constantly changing as cars become more complicated. Highly trained technicians are needed to understand, diagnose and repair modern automobiles.
The program emphasizes hands-on training and in-class experience as students perform preventive maintenance inspections, determine causes of equipment problems and make necessary repairs and adjustments to the complex systems that make up today’s cars. The certificate training qualifies students for entry-level positions within the automotive service and repair industry in the areas of electricity/electronics, brakes, suspension and alignment, and engine performance.
Successful graduates from the automotive technology program go on to careers in dealerships, independent shops, service/IM stations, fleet repair facilities and aviation ground support. Salaries vary depending on job placement and the student’s skill level.