2020-2021 College Catalog

Automotive Technology Diploma

Automotive Technology Diploma (Major Code: AT14)

Program Description

The Automotive Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Auto Technology diploma that qualifies them as well rounded entry-level technicians.

Accredited by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation in both Maintenance and Light Repair, 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176.


Career Information


Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by -9.6% nationally and 11.6% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $46,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Brian Ford

Automotive Technology Instructor

Academic Building C2324



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 5 terms

Credit Hours: 55

Estimated Program Cost: $8,122

Course Outline


General Education Courses (8 Credits)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Occupational Courses (47 Credits)

AUTT 1010Automotive Technology Intro


AUTT 1020Automotive Electrical Systems


AUTT 1030Automotive Brake Systems


AUTT 1040Automotive Engine Performance


AUTT 1050Auto Suspension&Steering Syst


AUTT 1060Automotive Climate Ctrl Syst


AUTT 2010Automotive Engine Repair


AUTT 2020Auto Manual Drive Train&Axles


AUTT 2030Automatic Transmiss&Transaxles


COMP 1000Intro to Computers


Total Credit Hours: 55


Program Outcomes

1. Graduate should follow a methodical diagnostic process while performing all repairs in a service shop.
2. Graduate should display competence in performing basic maintenance procedures for all vehicles serviced in the shop.
3. Graduate should pursue update training to maintain current knowledge on vehicle systems.
4. Graduate should display ability to seek and use technical information to diagnose problems.
5. Graduate should communicate knowledgeably and professionally with peers and customers regarding all repairs.