Automotive Service Technology

Quick Facts

Automotive service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

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Our Program

Why Choose Automotive Service Technology?

  • Prepare to be an entry-level automobile service technician in a dealership or maintenance center
  • Learn about engines & tools and how they work
  • Work with your hands & develop practical solutions to problems

Prepare for What You Will Do at Work

  • Test mechanical systems to diagnose issues
  • Repair or replace worn or damaged mechanical parts
  • Diagnose & repair problems with:
    • Electrical systems
    • Ignition & fuel delivery systems
    • Emission systems
    • Transmissions
    • Instrumentation
    • Diesel engines & systems

Marketable Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before You Enroll, Think About:

  • You are required to furnish your own hand tools to use in automotive services technology laboratory classes.
  • You must enjoy learning because you will need to keep up with new materials and technologies.
  • On the job, you may need to work in a variety of climactic conditions—depending on your workplace.

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Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

Occupational Skills Award

Continuing Education Programs

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2023–2024 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Automotive Service Technology 60 $4,140
CRT1 Engine Analysis Technician 21 $1,449
CRT1 Heavy Line Technician 29 $2,001
CRT1 Diesel Technician 30 $2,070
OSA General Service Technician 12 $828


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


South Campus

Jean Yanes
Career Advisor


Updated November 20, 2023