Automotive Technician Apprenticeship

Work in the industry while completing a certificate (with an associate’s degree option) in automotive service through Dunwoody’s full-time, evening program. In just two years, you will emerge as a leading service technician.

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Dunwoody’s Automotive Technician Apprenticeship program focuses on hands-on applied learning in automotive labs. Students in their second year will enhance their learning with internships at approved automotive repair facilities.

Earn your certificate:

List of certificate requirements (pdf) | Gainful Employment Page for Certificate

Earn your associate’s degree:

List of program requirements & course descriptions (pdf) | email faculty

The College’s automotive training facility has cutting-edge diagnostic tools and numerous service bays. Here you will work on a variety of vehicles and static displays that include both late model imports and domestics–many of which were donated directly from the manufacturers.

Courses like:
Electrical & Electronic Principles
Engine Repair
Suspension & Alignment
Engine Performance I and II
Heating & Air Conditioning
Shop Operations & Customer Relations

…are revised frequently, ensuring you are completely up-to-date with the latest models and newest technologies.

Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Automotive Technician Apprenticeship program include:
Various internships where you will work at a local automotive repair facility, providing you with an opportunity to integrate your learning, network and further develop your skills.
Preparation for ASE certification tests in eight skill categories.
Training from ASE-certified Instructors, which means you will learn from professionals who have worked in the industry and hold current ASE certifications.
Use of all Dunwoody lab tools and materials throughout the program, free of charge, which means you won’t need to purchase supplies in order to participate in the classroom.

Degree Information

Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree. The program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. A shorter certificate option is also available. Classes within this program are offered during the evening. You can also go on to earn a bachelor’s completion degree in Applied Management.

With your Degree

Common Job Titles
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
– Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR) Technician
– Auto Line Technician
– ASE Certified Technician

Recent Employers:
Companies that hire our graduates include a numerous metro and regional fleet, independent, franchised, and dealership automotive repair facilities.

For additional information on automotive career paths and current job openings, visit

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 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

National Median Salary: $38,230

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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