Overview & Employment – Automotive Service Technology-Diploma/Degree

Automotive Service Technology is a 4 1/2 semester Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree program. The program is ASE/NATEF Master Certified. All eight instructional areas meet industry and educational standards as identified by Automotive Service Excellence and Automotive Students & Instructorevaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation:

    • Engine Repair
    • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
    • Manual Drive Train and Axles
    • Suspension and Steering
    • Brakes
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • Heating and Air Conditioning
    • Engine Performance

Entrance Advising

Due to the highly technical nature of the Automotive programs and NIACC’s commitment to giving students the best possible opportunity for success, students will be scheduled for advisement sessions with counselors and program personnel. In these sessions, the student’s career plans, previous background, transcriptions, test scores, life experiences, and motivation will aid in designing a positive educational experience.

Automotive Program Goal 

Prepare individuals for employment in the automotive service industry by:

    • Maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning
    • Offering curriculum that reflects current industry requirements
    • Delivering classroom instruction that encourages analytical thinking
    • Providing laboratory experience that utilizes technical and problem solving skills
    • Promoting workmanship that meets or exceeds industry standards

Career Opportunities

Technicians are employed at automotive dealerships and independent service/repair facilities as general (line) technicians or as specialty technicians.

Gainful Employment

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