Automotive Technology


Two automotive technology students working on an engine.

Program Overview
Upon completion of this program, the student possess skills and knowledge required for employment in the automotive industry. The automotive technology curriculum includes information on vehicles from a variety of manufacturers, both foreign and domestic.
Technical Standards
  • Demonstrate safe, clean work habits, attitutdes, and proficiencies required in the area of automotive maintenance, problem diagnosis, repair, function/appearance restoration, or paint and refinishing 
  • Demonstrate a professional work ethic and cooperative attitude necessary for successful employment in a service industry
  • Perform repairs under conditions similar to those found in the automotive industry
  • Work effectively with others in order to accomplish tasks requiring collaboration or teamwork to complete the job
  • Research shop manuals and Internet sites for correct repair procedures or specifications and write a descriptive work order upon completion of repairs
  • Identify, select, and utilitze correct tools, workshop techniques, and equipment to accomplish complete projects commonly foundi n the automotive industry
  • Apply individual and clustered skill sets listed in the competency taks lists relating to various aspects of automotive industry maintenance and repair
Degrees & Certificates
Associate of Occupational Studies in Automotive Technology
Certificate in Automotive Technology
Diploma in Automotive Technology
Career Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, the median pay for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics was $37,120 per year. Growth in jobs in Automotive Body and Glass Repair for the decade 2014-2024 was projected to be 5%, as fast as average. (

Gainful Employment (GE) Program Disclosures
NOTE: applies only to diploma and certificates, not associate degrees

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report certain information to students who enroll in Title IV-eligible education programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE programs.

View the Gainful Employment Program Disclosure by visiting Automotive Technology Certificate.

Gainful Employment Acknowledgement