The Automotive Technology department provides students with the facilities, equipment and instruction necessary to develop professional level skills and abilities in auto mechanical work. Programs include a National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified One-Year Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair and NATEF certified Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Automotive Technology.
The programs prepare students to diagnose, repair and maintain modern automobiles and light trucks including power train systems, steering, suspension and braking systems, electrical systems and electronic controls, automatic transmissions, engine overhaul, air-conditioning service and engine performance. All classes prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests.
The programs are conducted in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratory/shops. The automotive technology shop contains equipment for rebuilding and testing components such as engines and transmissions; a four-wheel computerized alignment rack; tune-up and computer control diagnostic equipment; 21 vehicle hoists; a chassis dynamometer; engine analyzers and many specialized tools.
Check out our Automotive Technology Program Handout (pdf)