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
|Automotive Technology Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
|Automotive Technology- Automotive Parts/Service Writer Track||$32,592|
|Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic||$32,592|
|Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician||$32,592|
|Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician||$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 Technology: 2-Course Certificates
- Front End Mechanic
- Brake Repairer
- Engine Repairer
- Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician
- Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician
- Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Advising Certificate Plan for All 2-Course 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.