Automotive Technology

Program inforgraph 2015 median pay is $34,227 per year; 2015 job openings is 10,738. Data found on Wage Data Kentucky Career Center.

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Automotive Technology provides students a comprehensive, advanced working knowledge of today s high-tech automotive systems, as well as vintage automobiles. Technicians go beyond simple car maintenance. Instruction in this program provides technical expertise on designing high-performance motors, operation of appropriate digital and manual machines and equipment, computer diagnostics, and understanding sophisticated integrated mechanical, hydraulic, electronic, and pneumatic vehicle systems. You will learn about engines, fuel delivery, on-board computers, manual and automatic transmissions, steering, suspension, and brakes, while also getting direct, hands-on practice and experience.

What are my career choices?

Persons trained in automotive technology are employed with dealerships, automotive manufacturing, government and independent fleets, independent and franchised repair facilities, and can also be entrepreneurs and own their own business.

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The Automotive Technology program at SKYCTC is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and students have the opportunity to take tests leading to certification by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

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Additional Information

For course description, see the Program Brochure.
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Admission Requirements

This program has no special admission requirements.

Length of Program

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

For more information

  • Jeremy Stephens, Assistant Professor - (270) 901-1027

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.