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?

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.

Credentials Available at SKYCTC

Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic Certificate: 4 Total credit hours Requirements
Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician Certificate: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Technician Certificate: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS  Requirements
Brake Repairer Certificate: 5 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS Requirements
Front End Mechanic Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Engine Repairer Certificate: 5 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automotive Electrician Certificate: 10 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Tune-Up Mechanic Certificate: 25 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automotive Technician Diploma: 67 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Automotive Technician Track Associate Degree: 76 Total Credit Hours Requirements

Accreditation

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.

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.

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

Jeremy Stephens
Automotive Technology
Assistant Professor
270.901.1027
jeremy.stephens@kctcs.edu