Information about this exciting field:
With a huge number of vehicles driving along U.S. roadways each day, trained and skilled automotive service and repair technicians are frequently called upon to keep a vehicle’s mechanical parts, brakes, tires, electronics systems, and built-in computers working at a like-new performance level through accurate problem diagnosis and expert repairs. Today’s automotive technician needs to know far more than what’s in a bag of tools.
Is this program for me?
The Automotive Technology program enables students to become proficient in a broad range of pertinent areas: Electrical Systems, Engine Performance, Climate Control Systems, Alternative Fuel Vehicles (just to name of few). Students learn in actual automotive labs and get real hands-on training. Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Automotive Technology graduate:
- Mechanically inclined
- Strong logical reasoning
- Detail oriented
- Provide quality customer service
Note: All Automotive Technology courses are geared toward preparing our students for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.
- Automotive Electrical Systems
- Automotive Engine Performance
- Automotive Brake Systems
- Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems
- Automotive Climate Control Systems
- Automotive Engine Repair
- Automotive Transmissions and Drivelines
Where might I find a job?
Whether they choose to work on older vehicles or today’s fuel efficient and hybrid cars, our graduates are qualified to work as automotive technicians in small shops, large dealerships, and shops that specialize in areas of a vehicle that perform very specific functions. Graduates may work as parts specialists, installers, fleet mechanics, or sales persons. Increasingly, vehicle owners rely on automotive technicians to keep their vehicles in top working order.
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Automotive Technology courses are offered at the Appalachian, Marietta and North Metro Campuses.
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