Automotive Technology

Student Stories

Wondering what your career journey might look like with an automotive technology degree? Here’s how this LBCC student experienced it.

Nicholas Garber

Automotive Technology Graduate

Nicholas Garber always liked working on cars, a skill he first learned from his dad. After finishing high school, he landed a job as an auto mechanic at a local shop, but noticed that mechanics with formal training were being paid a higher wage. The way to move up, he learned, was through certification.

After starting LBCC's automotive technician program, Nicholas had the opportunity to get into alternative fuels training, a specialty program that trains technicians in propane, compressed natural gas, and electrical automotive systems. This put Nicholas in a specialty field, a notch above traditional mechanics.

It turned out to be a great choice. Nicholas had five job offers before completing the program.

"At the time, I didn't realize where the training was going to lead me. Now I have my pick from some great-paying jobs."                               

Nicholas Garber