The Automotive Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive a diploma or certificate that qualifies them as well-rounded entry-level technicians.
Automotive technicians work in various types of repair shops performing repairs and maintenance on vehicles for customers. Repairs often involve the technician using a variety of tools and specialized equipment. In recent times, computerized diagnostic equipment is used in virtually all facets of the repair process. Technicians are often paid an hourly wage, but their repair work is billed out by the repair. This system, called flat rate, enables most experienced technicians to bill out more work or time than they actually have on the clock. As a result, technicians can make a much greater annual wage than their hourly rate would indicate.
Immediately upon graduation, STC graduates can expect to make between $15 and $25 per hour.
DiplomaAutomotive Technology Diploma
Technical CertificateAutomotive Chassis Technician Specialist
Automotive Climate Control Technician
Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician
Automotive Engine Performance Technician
Automotive Engine Repair Technician
Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist
Electric Vehicle Professional
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