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|
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.
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.