The demand for automotive technicians has never been greater. More than 60,000 new technicians are needed every year, and that need is likely to grow in the years ahead. The complexity of modern vehicles makes automotive service and repair a high-tech profession, which requires technicians to work with some of the most sophisticated computerized control systems on the market. It’s a job you can be proud of in a market where your technical skills will remain in high demand!
What kind of training will I receive at College of the Canyons?
The Automotive Technology program is a two-year program designed to prepare students with the industry-defined, entry-level skills needed for an automotive technician position. These skills may lead to rewarding jobs at dealerships, independent automotive repair facilities or city/county agencies. Students may also choose to complete an associate in science degree or a certificate of achievement in Automotive Technology. The program provides in-depth training with extensive hands-on experience. In the classroom, students learn the theoretical aspects of automotive diagnosis, repair and service. In the automotive laboratory setting, students will apply the theory learned in the classroom.
Why Choose Automotive Technology?
If you like working with your hands, problem solving, computers and cars, then a career in automotive technology may be right for you. Today’s automobiles and trucks are extremely technological machines that require computer-literate technicians.
What is the employment outlook?
As long as there are vehicles on the road, there will be a need for highly skilled automotive technicians. The supply of trained automotive technicians cannot keep up with the demand. Automotive dealerships and independent service providers are constantly in need of trained technicians. Projections from the U.S. Department of Labor, Harris Interactive Research, Automotive News Magazine and other sources, indicate the demand for trained automotive technicians will not diminish in the near future. Technicians currently in the field will have to continue their training as new technological advances are made in the industry. Equipped with this training, you will have job mobility and the security of knowing that your skills will always be in demand, anywhere.
The certificate and degree program both require students to complete internships or work experience in the field. This provides students who complete the program with the advantage of establishing a working relationship with an employer.
Want more information?
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit the Gainful Employment Information found on the Financial Aid web page.
For more information about the College of the Canyons Automotive Technology program, call 661.362.3881