Automotive Technology


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.


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 $6,457.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $5,439.31

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Manual Drive Train & Axles Technician162Certificate
Suspension & Steering Technician162Certificate
Brake Technician162Certificate
Heating & Air Conditioning Technician162Certificate
Engine Repair Technician216Certificate
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician216Certificate
Electrical & Electronic Systems Technician432Certificate
Engine Performance Technician432Certificate
Service Station MechanicVariesCertificate
Automotive Technician2160Diploma
Automotive Technician Apprentice2160Diploma

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: 17,690

Current job openings per year: 1,680


First Trimester: 
Engine Repair
Automotive Electrical
Engine Performance
Chassis and Steering
Manual Transmissions/Transaxles
Automotive Transmissions/Transaxles
Automotive Brakes
Heating/Air Conditioning


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


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