Automotive Technology Diploma (AT14)

The Automotive Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Auto Technology diploma that qualifies them as well-rounded entry-level technicians.

Employment Opportunities

The Automotive Technology diploma program is intended to produce graduates who are prepared for employment as trained technicians with automobile dealers, independent garages, automobile and truck fleet owners, governmental transportation agencies, and similar businesses.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Automotive Technology Curriculum

The curriculum for the Automotive Technology diploma program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program in the fall or spring semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 55 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 1461 contact hours and generally takes 5 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Basic Skills Courses (8 Credits)

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development


Occupational Courses (47 Credits)

COLL 1010College & Career Success Skills


AUTT 1010Automotive Technology Introduction


AUTT 1020Automotive Electrical Systems



AUTT 1021Automotive Electrical Systems I



AUTT 1022Automotive Electrical Systems II


AUTT 1030Automotive Brake Systems


AUTT 1040Automotive Engine Performance


AUTT 1050Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems


AUTT 1060Automotive Climate Control Systems


AUTT 2010Automotive Engine Repair


AUTT 2020Automotive Manual Drive Train & Axles


AUTT 2030Automatic Transmission & Transaxles


AUTT 1010, AUTT 1020, AUTT 1021 and AUTT 1022: “C” or higher grade is required for these courses.

Program Costs

Tuition: ($100 per credit hour) $5,500

Fees: ($385 per semester) $1,925

Books/Supplies: $165

Liability Insurance: Liability Insurance (click to find your program)

Course Supply Fees: Automotive Technology (click to find individual course fees)

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)