When your car’s engine makes a jarring sound and your heart skips a beat, your first thought is, “who can I trust to take care of my vehicle?”
Graduates from the Automotive Technology program are equipped to troubleshoot such problems. They hold positions as service technicians, inspectors, and maintenance and repair mechanics. According to the 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, these positions earn an average pay of $44K annually, and upwards of $70K, depending on the position within the industry. The projection for employment opportunities, for qualified jobseekers, is good.
Light-Duty Diesel Training (ALD1 – coming in Fall 2022): This TCC is a 28 credit hour, two-semester program that prepares graduates to service light-duty diesel vehicles. The five courses in this TCC include: Automotive Technology Introduction (2), Automotive Electrical Systems (7), Automotive Engine Repair (6), Automotive Engine Performance (7), and Automotive Light Duty Diesel Engines (6).
Automotive Technology is offered at the Savannah and Liberty campuses. Apply today to earn a degree, diploma or short-term Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC).
Alexander Waite was a dual enrollment student from Liberty County.
William Boyle-Wheeler won silver in the SkillsUSA state competition for Automotive Service in 2021.
Applications will be accepted prior to each semester. Deadlines will vary. Privately-funded scholarships are awarded based on criteria established by each of the donors. Any restrictions (age, race, gender, program of study, required hours, GPA, etc.) are included by specific request of the donor and are explicitly tied to the funds received for awards.
- Georgia Automotive Dealers Association Scholarship: The student has completed 12 semester hours in the Automotive Technology associate degree or diploma programs and must be pursuing a career in the automotive industry. 3.0 GPA ($1,000).