Work Ready Scholarship

Automotive Technology

A teacher showing a student parts of an engineSkilled automotive technicians who train at OCTC are in the drivers seat in today's job market. The automotive industry
is changing rapidly. Whether you're interested in sleek sports cars or the latest hybrid technology, we have the training you need. Vehicles have more computerized devices than ever before. Employers need skilled technicians who can inspect, maintain and repair cars and trucks. The automotive program is nationally accredited by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. Jump start your career with exceptional classroom instruction and hands-on experience at OCTC.

Available Credentials

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

  • Automotive Parts/Service Writer: 61-64 credit hours
  • Automotive Technician: 69-72 credit hours


  • Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic: 4 credit hours
  • Automotive Electrician: 10credit hours
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician: 5 credit hours
  • Brake Repairer: 5 credit hours
  • Engine Repairer: 5 credit hours
  • Front End Mechanic: 5 credit hours
  • Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician: 5 credit hours
  • Tune-up Mechanic: 25 credit hours


For course sequence, see the program card.
For graduation requirements, see the academic plan.

Employment Opportunities

You'll be prepared for entry-level service technician positions including: troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, servicing and repair.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

For more information

Lewis Nall

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.