Automotive Technology


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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 diagnostic equipment, hand tools, 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
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,080.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $841.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Manual Drive Train & Axles Technician230Certificate
Suspension & Steering Technician180Certificate
Brake Technician180Certificate
Heating & Air Conditioning Technician216Certificate
Engine Repair Technician216Certificate
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician266Certificate
Electrical & Electronic Systems Technician400Certificate
Engine Performance Technician410Certificate
Automotive Technician - General Line2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 15,440

Current job openings per year: 1,590


Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Brakes
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Electrical/Electronic Systems
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Engine Performance
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Engine Repair
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Heating and Air Conditioning
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Manual Drive Train and Axles
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Suspension and Steering

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