Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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Automotive service technicians play a vital role in American society, which since the 1950s, has depended a great deal on the freedom and mobility provided by automobiles. Automotive service technicians not only apply their expertise to solving electrical and mechanical problems in our vehicles; technicians also assure that vehicles run at optimal performance and are safe for each and every one of us on today’s roads.

The Automotive Service Technology program at PCC offers you the opportunity to become a skilled automotive service technician, providing you with the fundamental skills necessary to succeed in an ever changing and challenging industry. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), an arm of the industry certifying body, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), accredits both our degree and certificate.

Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree: Automotive Service Technology
  • Two Year Certificate: Automotive Service Technology

See the catalog for information regarding program requirements.

Flexibility, Unique Courses, Upgrades

We offer you flexibility, cutting-edge knowledge, automotive industry best practices, and the ability to specialize in your chosen field. Whether you’re just starting your career in automotive technology or returning for a skills upgrade, our program offers the best training and resources available. Our three-week course modules offer the perfect opportunity to schedule classes around your job, or to learn in segments, providing better consistency. We offer upgrade training to technicians already working in the field, and you may earn credit for passing ASE tests (See the automotive department chair for details).

What's Next?

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  1. Attend an information session
  2. Complete the steps for new students
  3. Plan how you'll pay for college
  4. Submit the Automotive Service Technology Application

Please Note: The program contains additional costs for tools, uniforms and equipment.