What is Automotive Technology
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.
What are my career choices?
Careers available include technicians in automotive dealerships and independent garages, as well as working in both dealer and aftermarket sales. Graduates may continue education with automotive service training at automobile dealerships. Graduates also have the option of continuing their education at 4 year colleges.
|Automotive Technology Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Automotive Technology- Automotive Parts/Service Writer Track||$32,592|
|Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic||$32,592|
|Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician||$32,592|
|Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician||$32,592|
|Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician||$32,592|
|Automotive Technology- Automotive Technician Track||$32,592|
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
- Associate in Applied Science - General Occupational / Technical Studies
- Automotive Technician | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
- Automotive Air Condition Mechanic
- Automotive Electrician
- Manual Transmission & Drive Train Technician
- Brake Repairer
- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician
- Engine Repairer
- Front End Mechanic
- Tune Up Mechanic | Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
|Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic: 4 Total credit hours|
|Manual Transmission/ Drive Train Technician: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Technician: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Automotive Electrician: 10 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Brake Repairer: 5 Total credit hours|
|Front End Mechanic: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Engine Repairer: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Tune-up Mechanic: 25 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Automotive Technician: 67 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Automotive Technician Track: 76 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
There are no special admission requirements for this program.
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.