Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Program Costs

Students in this program normally complete 3 courses each term and each course is 4 credits. It takes about 6 terms to complete the certificate.

Calculate your costs and add these additional costs for the Auto program: Lab Fees (Auto): $72.00

The certificate costs about $11,300 including, book, tools, and supplies. The AAS degree will add several thousand dollars. Students will spend approximately $185.00 on a textbook for the two-year certificate in automotive technology. You will spend more on tuition and books for the AAS degree. In addition, students must purchase a required list of tools during their first week of class. Tool costs range from $2500.00 to $2800.00, depending on the vendor for the toolbox and ancillary tools. Students purchase these tools to use for the entire program, and for their first jobs. The HVAC EPA handler’s license test is $15. The ASE student practice tests is $30.

Students may qualify for financial assistance. The Federal Financial Aid program, (FAFSA) issues applications in January for the next school year. Visit a campus Financial Aid office or the Automotive Technology Program advisor if you have questions about financial aid or scholarships. NEAT, SEMA and Grainger Tool are just some of the scholarships that may be available. Plan on applying early!