What is Automotive Technology
In today's automotive industry there is a high demand for technologically advanced technicians.
Instruction in systems such as engines, fuel, on-board computers, transmissions, steering, suspension, and brakes is the basis for this program.
The Automotive Technician option provides knowledge of the various systems used to develop skills in troubleshooting, performing preventative maintenance, servicing and repairing automobiles. The program, which is designed to be completed in two years, prepares graduates for entry-level service technician jobs in the auto repair industry. The student may be provided a work-study experience alternating between periods of work on-site and work in a classroom-laboratory setting.
The student may take the ASE exams in these areas when they have completed the requirements for these tests.
This is a Selective Admission program that is taking in a new class In August 2020. Students need to make application and fill out selective admission packet to be considered for that class by March 1 ,2020.
Enrollment into the Automotive Technology program for fall 2020 has been completed and all classes are currently full. The next enrollment cycle is currently scheduled for fall 2021.
Visit the program website to learn more about degree requirements, program faculty, career opportunities, and more.
Starting Fall 2020 the Automotive Program will be offering two course options for AAS and Certificate:
- A morning program that will cover all course areas within two years.
- An afternoon program will cover a few key areas within one year to get your career in the Automotive industry started.
Students may began taking any general education or developmental classes at any time, provided there are openings in those classes, but completion of general education or developmental classes is not required prior to beginning the program.
For any questions regarding admissions, please contact the Program Coordinator.
What are my career choices?
Jobs in the industry include more than repair technicians at new vehicle dealerships. Opportunities are also available in fleet service, with independent repair facilities and as service writers and parts sales.
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
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Length of Program
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.