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Automotive Technology

Gain the technical expertise necessary to diagnose, repair and maintain today’s high-tech automotive systems.

Program Contact
John Bradley
Automotive Technology Program Coordinator


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.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

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.


The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation

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