Automotive Technology


This program is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the methods of servicing and repairing automotive vehicles. Each unit of study is approached by starting with the basic theory involved. Hands-on experience is obtained on a variety of vehicles using factory approved methods of maintenance and repair. The student will receive a high degree of individual instruction in the use of tools, special equipment, technical manuals, computerized service equipment, service specifications, diagnosis and methods of repair. Written and performance tests are given to record the individual student's progress.

Broad Units of Study include Engine Repair, Electrical Systems, Engine Performance, Brakes, Steering & Alignment, Manual & Automatic Transmissions, Heating & Air Conditioning and Shop Safety.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,680.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $662.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Light Maintenance Repair Technician 432Certificate
Automotive Technician Assistant864Certificate
Automotive Technician Apprentice 1728Certificate
Master Automotive Technician 2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville:
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 17,690

Current job openings per year: 1,680

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