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|Melanie Smith||Academic Advisoremail@example.com||Savannah Campus|
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Savannah Technical College
Automotive Technology Programs of Study
Welcome to the Automotive Technology Department!
The Automotive Technology Department offers several programs of study that prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession.
Occupational Trends: At present, the demand for entry level auto technicians is growing. Job growth is predicted to be noticeably higher in the after market and private sectors of the field than it will be in the OEM dealerships due to the consolidation of many domestic dealership operations and a recent decline in new car sales.
Career Description:Automotive technicians work in a variety of different repair shops performing repairs and maintenance on vehicles for customers. Repairs often involve the technician using a variety of tools and specialized equipment. In recent times computerized diagnostic equipment is used in virtually all facets of the repair process. Technicians are often paid by the hourly wage, but their repair work is billed out by the repair. This system is called flat rate and it enables most experienced technicians to bill out more work or time than they actually have on the clock. As a result, technicians can make a much greater annual wage than their hourly rate would indicate.
Employment Trends:In 2005 there were over 26,000 auto technicians working in Georgia and close to 850,000 nationally. All employment reports indicate continued growth for this field averaging about 15%. Most job growth will occur in the private and after market shops with auto dealerships coming in second. Job openings will also be available in auto parts and accessories stores, fleet operations, collision repair shops, government operations, and small service stations.
These programs are offered on the Savannah and Liberty Campuses. More information on each program can be found on the links to the right. For questions about program costs, please see the tuition & fees page.
If you still have questions after reviewing the program opportunities listed on this site please feel free to contact us!
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Automotive Technology Program Contacts