Automotive Service Technology

Sylvania AM 210 | 971-722-4130

Auto Expertise

The final information session for fall term is scheduled for Thursday November 20 at 1pm in AM 202.

Check this site for scheduled sessions during winter term.

How many of us depend on them every day to get to work, to solve our automotive problems, and to assure our transportation is safe? 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 assure that vehicles run at optimal performance and are safe and sound.

The Automotive Service Technology program offers you the opportunity to become a skilled automotive service technician, providing you with the fundamental skills necessary to succeed.

Degrees and Certificates

Automotive service students working on a car

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

Our program offers 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 has the best certificates, 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/NATEF tests (See the automotive department chair for details).

Information Sessions for the Automotive Service Technology program are held every Thursday at 1:00pm in AM building, room 202 at Sylvania campus. This is your first step in applying for the program. No pre-registration is required. Purchase a parking permit as you enter the campus. There is a waitlist to enter the program so planning ahead is important.

What's Next?

  1. Meet with an automotive department advisor early to help planning for competency and general education requirements. There will be no advising from July 12 to August 1. See this space after August 1 for advising schedule. For new students, fall term classes will be filled from the current waitlist.
  2. Take the COMPASS placement test, or ENL and MTH test. See the Catalog for program prerequisites.
  3. Attend an automotive program orientation session. Call 971-722-4130 for schedule.
  4. Apply to the automotive program with the program advisor, Robin Burwell.
  5. Receive permission to register.

Please Note: There are additional costs for tools and equipment.

Course of Study

Employment Prospects

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Student Auto Shop