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Automotive Technology

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Do you like to work with your hands but enjoy using your head as well? Are you good at figuring out how things work? Would you like to train for a job that’s always in demand? Training in our Automotive Technology program can provide the skills you need to jump-start your automotive career.

The Automotive Technology program reflects a building-block approach from simple to complex skills, covering:

  • Operational theory
  • Diagnosis
  • Repair
  • Maintenance
  • Practical skills
  • Accepted shop procedures
  • Different models of cars including late-model vehicles with electronic systems

Why is This a Good Career Bet? 

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations for this year projects 6,230 job openings for auto mechanics at an average salary of $18.49 per hour. 

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth for automotive service technicians at 18 percent over the next decade. High job increase is defined as annual growth over 10 percent. 

See more about careers in Automotive Technology.

Degree, Certificate and Specialty Program Options in Automotive Technology

Do you want to develop a broad range of skills to prepare you to work as a service technician? Or would you like to get specialized training in engine repair or transmission service? The colleges of DCCCD offer a wide range of associate degrees, certificates and specialty programs in Automotive Technology.