Automotive Applied Technology

Automotive Applied Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certification Program

Available at: West Campus

Two Automotive students looking inside of the hood of a car.

Program Overview

The 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.

Earnings

Median annual salaries for automotive service technicians were $51,342 total pay (hourly pay plus commission plus bonus) in May 2015. For more information visit www.payscale.com.

Curriculum

Students planning to continue at a senior college should consult an advisor concerning degree requirements of the college to which transfer is intended.

Page last updated April 19, 2018.

Contact Information

Technology Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1725
Fax: (361) 698-1767

Office: General Purpose Building, West Campus, Room 104