Explore Academic Programs - Automotive Technology


The automotive industry is and has become a forever-changing industry. With all the on-board computers and options now available in vehicles, students must be prepared to service a variety of systems.  


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Projected Growth Rate: $18.20 hourly, $37,850 annually

Automotive specialty technician

Median Wages: average (five - eight percent)
Projected Growth Rate: $18.20 hourly, $37,850 annually

Automotive master mechanic

Median Wages: average (five - eight percent)

Projected Growth Rate$25.92 hourly, $53,910 annually

Automotive engineering technician

Median Wages: slower than average (two - four percent)

Degrees and Certificates

The Automotive program at Central Texas College is a competency based program in a hands-on learning environment. The program is entry-level and industry-validated. Students learn the latest technologies and use of tools and equipment to meet ASE requirements for the automotive repair field. Students are encouraged to sit for the ASE certification exam upon completion of the program. The exam is offered at the CTC central campus.

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Associate of Applied Science

Automotive Mechanic/Technician

60 credit hours, two years full-time

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Other U.S. Locations (Fort Knox, Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Sill, Fort Riley)

Certificate of Completion

Automotive Technician - Self-Paced Certificate Level II

55 credit hours, two years full-time

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Certificate of Completion

Basic Automotive Technician - Self-Paced Certificate Level I 

19/20 credit hours

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Other U.S. Locations (Fort Knox, Fort Riley)

Certificate of Completion

Automotive Tune-Up Specialist - Self-Paced Certificate Level I

29 credit hours, one year full time

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Other U.S. Locations (Fort Knox, Fort Riley)

Certificate of Completion

Automotive System Specialist - Self-Paced Level I

38 credit hours,  one year full time

Central Campus Day

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Other U.S. Locations (Fort Knox, Fort Riley)