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The Automotive Technology program offers exciting careers and unlimited opportunities. Through the use of equipment used in the automotive industry today and ASE master certified instructors, students learn how to diagnose and repair today's high-tech vehicles. This program will prepare students for entry level employment with companies that require training in areas such as: electrical systems, engine performance, transmissions, brakes, steering and suspension systems, air conditioning systems, and engine repair. Students are prepared to take industry standard certification exams from ASE.

Students receive hands-on experience on up to date repair and diagnostic equipment that is currently used in the automotive field today. Computer usage and skills along with network communication diagnosis has become critical skills required to quickly and accurately diagnosis newer automobiles, hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles, and heavy diesel trucks. This is a hands-on training program that allows plenty of lab time to develop the skills needed to be successful in whichever emphasis of study the student chooses to go into. Through your choice of electives, you can choose the emphasis of study you would like to pursue.

Our Graduates

Local employers seek out our students when they need automotive service/body Technicians.  Students who complete the automotive program should have no trouble finding a job as a technician, service writer or even a service manager at dealerships, independent repair shops, parts stores or even start their own business!  Our graduates are currently working as Auto Body Technicians, Diesel Mechanics, and even Farm Equipment Technicians.

Degrees & Certificates

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.


Advanced Diesel Electronics Controls
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Alternative Fuels
(19 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle
(24 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Maintenance and Light Repair
(18 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Truck Chassis Systems
(17 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Auto Body Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Automotive Service Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Diesel Heavy Truck Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Motorsports Technical Certificate
(34 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 5 semesters)

When applying for many of our Technology programs, we encourage you to apply for either a Certificate or Technical Certificate when filling out the online application for admission, even if your end goal is to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.  By starting at the Certificate or Technical Certificate level you will be able to earn several stackable workforce certifications.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Outcomes

Program Locations

The Automotive Technology program is offered at the above Ivy Tech campuses: