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Automotive Technology

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John Bradley
Automotive Technology Program Coordinator
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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.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

General Occupational/Technical Studies AAS: 60-68 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automotive Technician - Diploma: 61-64 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic - Certificate: 4 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automotive Electrician - Certificate: 10 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Brake Repairer - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Engine Repairer - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Front End Mechanic - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician - Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Tune-up Mechanic - Certificate: 25 Total Credit Hours Requirements

How Do I Pay For This?

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.

Accreditation  

The Automotive Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation
 

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