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.
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
What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?
Associate in Applied Science: Automotive Technology – Automotive Technician Track
Automotive Technology Certificates
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician
Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Front End Mechanic
Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician
- Advising Certificate Plans for all Automotive Technology Certificates
|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.