Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program at COCC emphasizes educating students as multi-skilled workers with the ability to complete a wide variety of tasks within the automotive technology service and repair setting. Coursework includes both technical skills, such as computer applications, as well as hands-on skills specific to each award area. Communication skills are also highly emphasized throughout each program.

The program is planned so that students will be able to complete the Master Automotive Technician Certificate in approximately 12 to 15 months. The certificate enables students to enter the transportation industry as an automotive technician. Men and women who are changing jobs or careers, students who want to explore the possibility of a technician career or simply know more about vehicles may enter the program each term.

Career pathways is a system developed to help guide students towards a specific professional goals by providing a defined list of courses offering expert training. The various courses help lead students to completion certificates and/or degrees that identify the student as being qualified to work in a particular field.

Career pathways can be used by students recently graduated from high school OR by adults who have been out of school for quite some time. In either case, career pathway students need to have the desire to help themselves and the desire to explore the possibilities of a new profession.

Click to view the COCC Automotive Technology Career Pathways Roadmap

Under-Car Technician
Automotive Drive-Train Technician
Automotive Engine Technician
Automotive Electrical Technician (Basic)
Automotive Electrical Technician (Advanced)
Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
Engine Performance Technician
View Automotive Technology AAS Degree Information
View Automotive Technology Certificate Briefs (pdf)

Click to view Master Automotive Technician - Requirements

Basic skills required for all certificates*

ASE Certified
The COCC Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

For more information please contact:
Ken Mays - Professor of Automotive Technology
Phone: 541-383-7753 

COCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Automotive Career Pathways

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COCC Automotive Technology Video Tour

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