This program provides the student
with the entry-level skills required to become an automotive
technician. The motor vehicle repair industry has taken on a
new sophistication. It requires advanced technical training,
strong communication skills, computer literacy, electrical/electronic
background, mechanical aptitude, and manual dexterity skills.
Students graduating with a certificate may use the certificate
as partial fulfillment of the associate degree. The two-year
certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree cover the
eight major areas of brakes, suspension and steering, manual
transmissions, automatic transmission, electrical/electronics,
heating and air conditioning, engine repair, and engine performance.
Technicians may test and become ASE certified in all eight areas.
Graduates may become service managers, service engineers, race
team pit crew members, automotive writers, automotive technology
instructors, service technicians, parts technicians, shop owners,
and many other career opportunities.