Automotive Technology

About

The aim of this program is to provide trainees with a thorough understanding of the methods of servicing and repairing automotive vehicles.  Trainees are taught to use the proper factory-approved methods of servicing, repairing, and maintaining vehicles. Training includes learning to make proper diagnosis using test equipment, hand tools, special equipment, precision measuring tools, and service manuals and specifications.

Training in automotive technology is designed to give students skills and technical knowledge  which will prepare them for entrance into the automotive field.  Units of instruction include training in the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program, math, and the eight areas of A.S.E. certification: engines, electrical systems, climate control, engine performance, brakes, chassis, powertrains and transmissions.

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,727.38
Textbook/Supplies Cost $5,975.30

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Brake and Chassis Technician432Certificate
Automotive Technician Apprentice864Certificate
Automotive Service Technician1728Certificate
Automotive Technician2160Diploma

Admission Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years old and not attending public school. However high school students may attend through dual enrollment provided it is approved by their school counselor, the local school administrator and the College of Applied Technology president.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 17,790

Current job openings per year: 1,830

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Brakes
Suspension and Steering
Worker Characteristics
Second Trimester: 
Engine Repair
Heating and Air Conditioning
Worker Characteristics
Third Trimester: 
Electrical/Electronic Systems
Worker Characteristics
Fourth Trimester: 
Engine Performance
Worker Characteristics
Fifth Trimester: 
Manual Drivetrain and Axles
Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
Worker Characteristics

Certifications

National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) – Multimeter 525-596 certifications

Instructors

Jacky Livingston
423-543-0070

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