Automotive Technology

Go beyond car repair with this comprehensive program. You’ll gain the technical expertise necessary to diagnose, repair and maintain today’s high-tech automotive systems.

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What is Automotive Technology

Automotive Service is rapidly increasing in sophistication and most employers strongly recommend that people seeking work in automotive service complete a formal training program. Our program is NATEF Certified, which means you get high quality training from ASE Certified Technicians.

average base pay $32,952
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low: $19k med: $32k high: $58k

What are my career choices?

  • Automotive repair and maintenance shops
  • Automotive dealers
  • Automotive parts stores
  • Automotive equipment rental and leasing companies
  • Federal, State, and local governments
  • Self employment
Automotive Technology Career Median Annual Salary*
Automotive Technician $32,592
Automotive Technology- Automotive Parts/Service Writer Track $32,592
Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic $32,592
Automotive Electrician $32,592
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician $32,592
Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician $32,592
Brake Repairer $32,592
Tune-up Mechanic $32,592
Engine Repairer $32,592
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician $32,592
Automotive Technology- Automotive Technician Track $32,592

What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science Degree

  • Automotive Technician
    • Automotive Technician Track

Diploma

Certificates

  • Automotive Air Condition Mechanic
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician
  • Brake Repairer
  • Engine Repairer
  • Front End Mechanic
  • Manual Transmission & Drive Train Technician
  • Tune Up Mechanic

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How much will I earn?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the national median annual wage for occupations in this area of study is $36,180. Find Out More| Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

Length of Program

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Forrest J. Stewardson
Automotive Technology
forrest.stewardson@kctcs.edu

Heath Keathley
Automotive Technology
hkeathley0002@kctcs.edu