INTRODUCTION

Today, automotive technicians use computers and scanners to help diagnose problems in cars. Our high tech automotive service technology program provides 1,800 hours of training in areas of automotive specialization. This discipline is taught by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified instructors and allows students who complete specific course work to be qualified for employment or additional specialized training.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Automotive technicians can work for a dealership, and independent shop, or open their shop. Dealership level opportunities are available for shop foremen, service advisors, or service managers.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Light Duty Service Assistant
  • Engine Performance/Repair Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Shop Owner/Operator
  • Automatic & Manual Drive Train Technician or Trans-Axle Technician
  • Steering, Suspension, and Alignment Technician
  • Brake System Technician
  • Electrical/Electronic System Technician
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Technician
  • Automotive Part Specialist

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

Employment in the automotive industry is expected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as the average for all occupations. Demand for automotive technicians should remain strong.

SALARY

The average hourly wage and salary earnings for automotive service technician and mechanics, including commission are $18.45 per hour, or $38,690 annually.