Automotive Technology

About

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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,680.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $530.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Brake and Chassis Technician432Certificate
Automotive Technician Apprentice864Certificate
Automotive Service Technician 1728Certificate
Automotive Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
716 McMurry Blvd East
Hartsville, TN 37074
Tri-County Extension Campus
2575 North Springs Rd
High School Only
Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 17,790

Current job openings per year: 1,830

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
AUT 0001 Worker Characteristic
AUT 1011 Brakes
AUT 1021 Suspension & Steering
AUT 1030 Technology Foundations
AUT 1040 Automotive Safety and Orientation
Second Trimester: 
AUT 0002 Worker Characteristic
AUT 2010 Engine Repair
AUT 2020 Heating & Air Conditioning
Third Trimester: 
AUT 0003 Worker Characteristic
AUT 3010 Electric & Electronics Systems
Fourth Trimester: 
AUT 0004 Worker Characteristic
AUT 4010 Engine Performance
Fifth Trimester: 
AUT 0005 Worker Characteristic
AUT 5010 Manual Drive Trains & Axles
AUT 5020 Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles

Certifications

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

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Alvin Devendorf
615-374-2147 x122

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