Automotive Service Technology

The Automotive Service Technology (AUTO) program prepares graduates for technician jobs in automotive dealerships and independent repair facilities.

The program combines classroom, lab, and, in some cases, internship experience in all aspects of automotive diagnosis and repair. Students use hands-on applied learning with high-tech tools and systems to acquire knowledge and skills which foster the ability to continuously adapt to an ever-changing technology.

Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical skills students learn as well as enhances students’ oral and written communication skills and critical thinking ability. All AUTO instructors are ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians.

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, the branch of ASE which certifies and accredits automotive education programs, has certified Dunwoody in all areas of service and repair.

 Degree Information: Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.

 

Common Job Titles
Technician; General Service; Light Duty Technician

Program Placement Rate: 100%
Data reflects placement for AY2012-13 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact RThomson@dunwoody.edu.

Recent Employers
Automotive Dealers; Franchised Tire/Auto Repair Centers; Independently Owned Repair Facilities

National Median Salary
$35,790

SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov.

 

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