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Automotive Technology

Driver's safety depends on the diagnosis and repairs made by auto mechanics. With more computerized automotive systems in today's increasingly complex cars, mechanics must have an understanding of both mechanical and electrical principles. In this exciting skilled trade, many automotive technicians now specialize in a particular area, such as air-conditioning, transmission, or brakes.

This program is designed to prepare students to become proficient, entry-level automotive technicians. The program trains students in the testing, diagnosis and servicing of motor vehicles. This program prepares graduates for employment in automotive dealerships and service centers.

Schedule of Courses

We also offer several certificates to train in specialized areas of today's vehicles. Learn more.

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Technical Advanced Placement (TAP)

For students who complete select high school courses, you may be able to receive college credit. Learn more:

Learn & Earn

Training in General Engineering Technology offers great opportunities for your future, but you don't have to wait till graduation to begin doing what you love. This program offers several opportunities for work-based learning experiences that will complement the classroom work, including a partnership with BMW.

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A Solid Career Outlook

Typical employers include automotive service centers and dealership service departments. Learn more about openings and wage estimates right here in our area by checking out Career Coach.

CONNECT WITH US

 

Division Office

(864) 646-1375
eit@tctc.edu
Cleveland Hall, Room 131

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Program Director:

Trent Hulehan
Telephone: (864) 646-1391
Email: thulehan@tctc.edu 

Academic Advisor:

Kenny Fletcher
Telephone: (864) 646-1517
Email: kfletch2@tctc.edu