• Program: Automotive Technology
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 65
  • Academic Planning Guide:


The Automotive Mechanics Technician diploma prepares the student in all areas of the automobile and light truck for service, diagnosis and repair at an entry level. An automotive technician will diagnose, determine condition, estimate cost of repair and replace or repair various components in engines, powertrains, suspensions, brakes, electrical systems, fuel systems, emission controls and computer controlled systems.

Career Opportunities

Due to increased vehicle ownership, longer useful life of vehicles and increased maintenance requirements of new and complicated automotive systems, the demand for trained automotive technicians is at an extremely high level and is increasing annually. A wide range of employment opportunities exist in dealerships, fleets, mass merchandisers, independent garages and service stations.

Award Outcomes:

  • Evaluate scan tool readings.
  • Evaluate vehicle suspension systems.
  • Evaluate engine condition using precision instruments.
  • Interpret wiring diagrams.
  • Perform digital multimeter (DMM) measurements.
  • Use transmission test equipment.
  • Analyze heating ventilation/air conditioning systems.
  • Interpret electronic service information.
  • Diagnose hydraulic system components.
  • Analyze driveline components.
  • Determine customer vehicle repair needs.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 59 Credits
General Education Requirements 2 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 4 Credits
  • Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

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