Technical Requirements - Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology degree student must:

  • have a high school degree or equivalent;
  • interview with one of the automotive faculty;
  • have command of the English language;
  • have reading comprehension skills sufficient to read and comprehend service literature;
  • have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
  • be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
  • be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
  • have sufficient vision to distinguish colors, read gauges, scopes, diagnostic equipment and information from a computer screen (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sounds and noises (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have the ability to stand for extended periods of time and the physical strength to lift automotive parts and equipment;
  • have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills related to automotive service;
  • be able to work in an automotive service facility environment;
  • maintain a valid driver’s license;
  • be able to purchase the minimum required tools.

The successful learner will:

  • be able to identify learning needs and construct activities to attain continuous growth through self-directed life-long learning.
  • be able to safely perform routine diagnostics, service and repair on today’s modern cars and light trucks.
  • be able to safely diagnose and repair the integrated systems used on today’s advanced vehicles.

The college reserves the right to change without notice any academic or other requirements, course offerings and course contents contained in this profile.