Automotive Technology Diploma

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Automotive Technology Associates Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Automotive Technology diploma that qualifies them as rounded entry-level technicians.

Satisfactory completion of the program entitles students to one (1) year of equivalent work experience for the ASE certification process. Two (2) years total work experience are required for certification. There are eight (8) ASE exams for Master Technician. Each exam may be taken upon class completion, but certification will not be awarded until the work experience requirement has been satisfied. The ASE exams are not part of the program or costs associated with the program. Many employers require ASE certification, before one can advance in the field.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER® or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.

ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26