The Automotive Technology program prepares students as entry-level technicians in the automobile and diesel industries.
Graduates can work for employers in the automotive career fields of automotive, truck, farm and earthmoving equipment dealerships; truck, power generation and construction companies; automotive service centers; engine repair/machine shops; automotive equipment distributors; independent service garages; automotive parts manufacturers; sales representation; and auto insurance companies.
Diesel Preventative Maintenance Technology (Certificate)
The Diesel Preventative Maintenance Technician program prepares students to enter the workforce ready to perform routine repair procedures, preventive maintenance, and safety applications.
Graduates work as brake technicians as well as perform routine maintenance and make general repairs.
Diesel Truck Technology
The Diesel Truck Technology program prepares students as entry-level technicians with the latest information on diagnosis, repair procedures, preventive maintenance, and necessary safety applications in diesel technology. The course prepares students to take the voluntary mechanic certification test (ASE) in heavy-duty trucks. Graduates work as tune-up, brakes, transmission and refrigeration technicians; diesel truck repair and fleet maintenance technicians; service writing technicians; and sales and service representatives.
Heavy Equipment Technology (AAS)
Coursework prepares students to succeed as well-trained, mechanically minded, hard-working technicians with heavy equipment dealers and contractors. Instruction involves classroom theory, live shop demonstrations, and repair of heavy equipment currently used in industry. Making repairs on actual equipment is vital to skill development.