Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Four Semesters & Two Summer Terms
Fall semester entry for full-time students
If you want to use your problem solving and technical skills and work with gasoline and light duty diesel vehicles in the automotive industry, this is the right program for you.
As an Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology student you will study the vehicle from bumper to bumper and roof to road. This program will prepare you to meet the needs of today’s automotive industry including light duty diesel systems. The program utilizes current industry trends including student laptops with access to service information databases and shop management software widely used in the field. Students also have access to factory and aftermarket diagnostic tools. In this program your time will be spent learning how to diagnose and repair systems in a hands on environment to give you working knowledge of complex automotive and light duty diesel systems. A real world atmosphere will prepare you to enter the workforce with the problem solving skills you will need to be successful. This program will prepare you for employment in automotive dealerships, independent shops, performance shops, fleet facilities, or owning your own business.
Where will I get a job?
Jobs in the automotive industry are in high demand. Students can get work as
technicians, parts specialists, service writers, service managers, shop owners, and mobile technicians.
How much $ will I make?
Starting technician salaries begin around $12–18 per hour. When technicians refine their skill they can work on a commission base and earn more.
What kind of classes will I take?
Classes focus about 75% of the time in a hands-on project-based learning environment and the other 25% in the classroom with lecture. In the lab students will learn on real world problems and with leading-edge equipment used by the industry. Students will cover all eight (8) ASE areas and have a summer internship within the two-year program.
What’s unique about this program?
This is a one of a kind program focusing on automotive platforms that include gasoline and light duty diesel systems. The program is NATEF certified and all instructors are ASE master certified and have real world experience.