Automotive Applied TechnologyAssociate in Applied Science Degree , Certification Program Available at: West CampusHelpful Links:Talk to an AdvisorCatalogAcademic CalendarCourse SchedulesDel Mar College uses the Texas Common Application.Clicking this link will take you to Becoming a VikingApply Online NowProgram OverviewThe Automotive Applied Technology program offers intensive career preparation through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice. Manufacturers provide late model cars on which students can practice skills and ensure the automotive program teaches the last automotive technology.The curriculum is updated frequently to reflect changing technology and equipment.Automotive technology is rapidly increasing in sophistication, and most training authorities strongly recommend that persons seeking employment as automotive technicians complete a formal training program. The ability to diagnose the source of the problem quickly and accurately is one of the technician’s most valuable skills. It requires good reasoning ability and a thorough knowledge of automobiles. Many technicians consider diagnosing, “hard to find” troubles as one of their most challenging and satisfying duties.Students planning to continue at a senior college should consult an advisor concerning degree requirements of the college to which transfer is intended.