Automotive Services Technology
The Automotive Mechanics program provides instruction in the skills and technical knowledge needed to meet the entry-level requirements of employment in the automotive field. Students develop an understanding of logical, step-by-step diagnostic procedures and repairs according to manufacturers’ recommendations. The automotive shop offers hands-on experience in disassembling, inspecting, adjusting, and testing various types of engines. Students also learn about advanced technology found in emission controls, sensing devices, electronic fuel injection, and computer-controlled timing.
When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year-round during the day. Evening classes will be offered as the need arises.
- Associate in Applied Science
- Short-term Certificate
- Learn more about the Mercedes-Benz Tech Program, by visiting Corporate Partnerships and Apprenticeships.
What can I earn?
The national average for annual earnings is $46,880 and the hourly earnings is $22.54. The top 10% annual earnings is $75,100.
Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be good.
Technicians are paid a “flat rate” by published labor times.