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Auto Technician

Description

Our program provides the knowledge and skills needed to become a highly sought after entry level technician. You will learn how to diagnose service and repair an automobile with pride and confidence. The Automotive Technology degree or certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the automotive industry. These programs prepare students for jobs in engine testing, automotive mechanics, and other areas in the automotive service and repair industry. You’ll learn when and how to both replace and repair broken parts. If you want to be part of a fast-growing industry and are passionate about cars, consider a career as an Automotive Technician.

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POTENTIAL JOBS

Lube Technician
Service Technician
Electric Vehicle Technician
Master Technician
Shop Foreman
Service Advisor
General Manager

STARTING SALARY

$35K - $55K*

Auto Body & Collision

Description

The Auto Body & Collision degree or certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the automotive industry. Students will learn to repair structural and cosmetic damage on cars and trucks. If a car is involved in an accident, an auto body and collision technician can fix the damage and bring the car back to its original condition. These repairs can include work on faded paint, scratches, and dented parts. Technicians in this field are responsible for both making cars look nice and making sure they meet the safety standards of the manufacturer.

*varies by location

POTENTIAL JOBS

Auto Body and Paint Technician
Automotive Body Repairer/Painter
Paint Specialist
Shop Manager
Shop Owner

STARTING SALARY

$30K - $40K*

Diesel Mechanic

Description

The Diesel Mechanic degree or certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the automotive industry. Students in this program will learn to use diagnostic tools and computers to diagnose and repair problems. Students will also learn to work on many types of diesel engines and perform general maintenance on diesel vehicles. If you enjoy keeping up to date with the latest technology and solving problems, consider a career as a Diesel Mechanic.

*varies by location

POTENTIAL JOBS

Bus and Truck Mechanic
Diesel Equipment Service Technician
Farm Equipment Mechanic
Mobile Heavy Equipment Technician
Shop Manager
Facility Owner

STARTING SALARY

$37k - $49k*

Advanced Technologies

Description

The Advanced Technologies degree or certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the advanced automotive industry. Most modern cars are controlled by sophisticated computers and electronic networks. Students will learn how to diagnose, maintain, and repair automobiles that are electric, hybrid, and/or run on alternative fuels. ​Do you have a passion for cars and feel excited about the future of alternative fuel sources? Consider a career in Advanced Technologies.

*varies by location

POTENTIAL JOBS

Electric Vehicle Technician
Apprentice Electrical Technician
Electric Vehicle Engineer
Electric Vehicle Specialist

STARTING SALARY

$30K - $40K*

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