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Automotive Technology

Automotive technology offers an abundance of employment opportunities, challenging work, good wages and advancement potential.

What can I do in automotive technology?

Automotive technicians ensure vehicles are operating correctly. They inspect, maintain and repair cars and trucks to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality standards. Automotive technicians identify problems with, and repair, electronic-controlled engine, transmission, suspension and body systems along with performing basic care and maintenance.

What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?

Reading comprehension and computer skills are needed. It is important that automotive technicians have strong electronic and mechanical skills as well as great manual dexterity. Good customer service skills and an attention to detail are required.

Where can I work?

Automotive technicians are employed in new vehicle dealerships, progressive independent repair shops, and corporate and government fleet repair. Demand for trained technicians is expected to grow as the number of vehicles in use rises, the lifespan of cars and trucks increases and aging technicians retire. Those technicians with formal automotive training will enjoy the best job prospects.

What does Trident Technical College offer?

TTC’s Automotive Technology program prepares students to become certified in each specialty area by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The program is taught by ASE Master Automotive Technicians and includes the most up-to-date training.

Skills Needed For Success

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Certification

TTC’s Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students to become certified in each specialty area by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Automotive Technician Career Center (PDF)