Automotive Technology

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The automotive service industry is one of constant change as cars become more complex. Highly trained technicians are needed to diagnose and repair today's automobiles.

The Automotive Technology Program emphasizes theory of operation and hands-on training in electrical/electronics, brakes, suspension, engine repair, fuel, emissions, engine performance, transmissions and climate control systems. The student will practice diagnosis and repair using online repair manuals and up-to-date diagnostic repair equipment such as scan tools and computerized alignment equipment.

The skills attained upon program completion will allow the student to pursue a career in automotive repair at new car dealerships, independent repair facilities, fleet repair facilities, or other opportunities in automotive parts and service.

The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technician Educational Foundation (NATEF). Curriculum follows the NATEF standards and prepares the student to become Automotive Service Excellence certified (ASE). Check out our flyer.

Credential Opportunities

Degree — Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Technology with the following tracks:

Diplomas

Certificates

Length of Program

Day classes are offered during two 16–week semesters (August-December and January- May) and during the summer each academic year at the Skilled Craft Training Center, located at 70 Hickory Road, Hickory, KY 42051. Dual credit courses are accepted from local high school districts and allow the student to enter in their second semester of the program. 

Admission Requirements

Automotive Technology uses a selective admission procedure for acceptance into the program. 

  • Attend a pre-admission conference. 
    • Conference Dates will be set in Fall of 2014 and Spring of 2015 for enrollment into the class beginning Fall of the 2015-2016 Academic year. 
    • Individual conferences can be scheduled by contacting Bob Gunn -- robert.gunn@kctcs.edu or 270-856-2410 
  • Apply for admission to West Kentucky Community & Technical College if not currently enrolled.
  • Submit an official high school transcript or GED.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous college work.
  • Submit ACT© or COMPASS© scores.

For additional admission information, please consult WKCTC's general admission requirements.

Industry Related Associations

Contact Information

Robert Gunn, Program Coordinator
robert.gunn@kctcs.edu
270-856-2410

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