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.

This full-time program meets Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.




Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,865.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Brake & Chassis Technician432Certificate
Automotive Technician Apprentice864Certificate
Automotive Service Technician 1728Certificate
Automotive Technician 2160Diploma

Campus Locations

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


First Trimester: 
Automotive Fundamentals
Steering and Suspension
Second Trimester: 
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Engine Repair
Third Trimester: 
Electrical/Electronic Systems
Fourth Trimester: 
Engine Performance
Fifth Trimester: 
Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
Manual Drive Train and Axles


Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Certification Test (G1) (ASE)
WIN Work Ready


Bryan Biddy

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