Automotive Technology

This program will be transitioning to a new curriculum in Fall 2019.
New Students for Fall 2019: Please visit this Automotive Technology page for details on the AAS Degree.
Current Students for Fall 2019: Please visit this Automotive Technology page for details on the AAS Degree.

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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 you 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.

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Program Location

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics**

Program Cost

Associate of Science in Automotive Technology:  $6,626*
Certificate of Completion in Automotive Technology:  $4,906*

Median Salary

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*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

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

Degrees & Certificates



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.