The Automotive Technician Apprenticeship (ATAC) is a full-time evening program that prepares graduates for technician jobs in automotive dealerships and independent repair facilities. Students learn how to use high-tech equipment to diagnose and repair electronic and computer circuit systems along with engine performance, auto accessories and all mechanical systems of the automobile.
ATAC’s focus is hands-on applied learning in automotive labs. Students in the second year will enhance their learning with internships at approved automotive repair facilities. Arts & Science curriculum supports the technical skills the students learn as well as enhances students’ oral and written communication skills and critical thinking ability. All ATAC instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Degree Information: Graduates earn either a certificate or an associate of applied science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Common Job Titles
General Service; Light Duty Technician; Technician
Automotive Dealers Franchised Tire/Auto Repair Centers Independently Owned Repair Facilities
National Median Salary
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov