Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology involves the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of mechanical issues in automobiles. Automotive technicians develop the skills needed to accurately diagnose the source of a problem and to demonstrate quality workmanship.

We partner with leading manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda, providing students with unique hands-on training and certification specific to the needs of manufacturers and dealerships.

Larger repair shops often employ specialized mechanics in focused areas of interest, including:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Drivability and Emissions
  • Front-end
  • Radiator
  • Transmission
  • Heavy-line Mechanics
  • Motorcycle and Diesel Running Vehicles

Employment is found in car dealerships, independent garages, private companies and government agencies or self-employment.

Degrees & Certificates

Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in all areas. Our programs are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Program Director, Honda PACT Program Coordinator

Phone: (602) 286-8630
Building: Automotive Center
Room: AU418

Toyota T-Ten Coordinator

Phone: (602) 286-8649
Building: Automotive Center
Room: AU418


Automotive Lab Technician