Automotive Technology


Our Automotive Technology program will prepare you for the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to begin or expand their career opportunities in the automotive industry. You will receive the very best hands-on training and instruction in our labs with experienced faculty.

In just one year, you can complete the Career Certificate and be ready for employment. You also have the option to pursue a Technical Certificate and Associate of Applied Science Degree. Education and training include the diagnosis of malfunctions of all eight areas of ASE/NATEF certification.

ASE became the new method of assessment for our program as of Fall 2019.

Areas of Specialty Training
  • Engine Repair
  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Brakes
  • Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Manual Drive Trains and Axles,
  • Automatic Transmissions and
  • Transaxles
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Rankin
  • Raymond
  • Utica
  • Vicksburg

Important Program Information

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Career Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
Brakes 4
Manual Drive Trains/Transaxles 3
Engine Performance I 4
Engine Repair 4
Introduction, Safety and Employability 1
Steering and Suspension Systems 4
Engine Performance II 4
Total Hours 32
Course Hours
Automatic Transmission/Transaxles 4
Engine Performance III 4
Heating and Air Conditioning 4
Special Problems in Automotive Technology 3
Total Hours (includes career certificate course hours) 47
Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours (includes career and technical certificate course hours) 62–64

Next Steps


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