Automotive Technology

Go beyond car repair with this comprehensive program. You’ll gain the technical expertise necessary to diagnose, repair and maintain today’s high-tech automotive systems.

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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 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.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$32,952
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low: $19k med: $32k high: $58k

What are my career choices?

Automotive Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Automotive Technician $32,592
Automotive Technology- Automotive Parts/Service Writer Track $32,592
Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic $32,592
Automotive Electrician $32,592
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician $32,592
Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician $32,592
Brake Repairer $32,592
Tune-up Mechanic $32,592
Engine Repairer $32,592
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician $32,592
Automotive Technology- Automotive Technician Track $32,592

What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science Degree

  • Automotive Technology

Diploma

  • Automotive Technician

Certificates:

  • Automatic Trans/Transaxle Technician
  • Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Automotive Electrician
  • AWS national Skills Stand Level 1
  • Brake Repair, Engine Repair
  • Front End Mechanic
  • Tune-up Maintenance Technology

Academic Program Plan (APP)

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