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

If you love cars and enjoy solving problems, a career as an auto mechanic may be for you. Today's automotive technicians work on integrated electronic systems and complex computers that regulate modern vehicles. Our hands-on Automotive Technology program enables you to troubleshoot, perform preventative maintenance, service and repair automobiles.

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

What are my career choices?

  • Automotive repair and maintenance shops
  • Automotive dealers
  • Automotive parts stores
  • Automotive equipment rental and leasing companies
  • Federal, State, and local governments
  • Self employment
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?

General Occupational/Technical Studies AAS Degree: Automotive Technician

Automotive Technician

Automotive Technology: 2-Course Certificates

Automotive Electrician

Tune-up Mechanic

Additional Information

Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic: 4 Total credit hours
Manual Transmission/ Drive Train Technician: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Technician: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Automotive Electrician: 10 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Brake Repairer: 5 Total credit hours
Front End Mechanic: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Engine Repairer: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Tune-up Mechanic: 25 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Automotive Technician: 67 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Automotive Technician Track: 76 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

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.

Program Contact

Tom Selzer
Automotive Technology
(859) 815-7689

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