What is Automotive Technology
Instruction in systems such as engines, fuel, on-board computers, transmissions, steering, suspension and brakes is the basis of this program. Knowledge of the various systems is 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 unique work-study experience alternating between periods of work on-site and work in a classroom - laboratory setting.
What are my career choices?
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
- Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Automotive Electrician
- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician
- Brake Repair
- Engine Repair
- Front End Mechanic
- Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician
- Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician
- Tune-up Mechanic
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status or diploma in as little as 4 months.
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.