Automotive Technology

Entry into this program requires the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair certificate. This program teaches student how to work on modern automobiles. It covers all aspects of automotive repair. Students will practice their skills in a state-of-the-art facility. Graduates earn a Washington State Emission Certification and ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certificate. Students also have the opportunity to earn ASE certification in other automotive specialties.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring


Certificate of Completion: 
3 Quarters
50 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$41,600
Projected Growth: 
9%
Annual Job Openings: 
23,760

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Jack Devine, Michael Fobes, James Mellon, Warren Takata


Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the Accuplacer or ASSET test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license.

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • High school level classes in math, science, power or auto-mechanics.
  • Counselor and instructor interview.
  • Insurable to school requirements (good driving record)

Course Information

ourse # Course Title Crs
Certificate Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician 66
AUTC 204 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxle and Customer Relations 6
AUTC 216 Engine Performance and Repair Communications 8
AUTC 226 Advanced Electronics 8
AUTC 228 Engine Repair and Shop Computations 6
AUTC 233 Manual Drive Train and Axles 6
AUTC 281 Emission Certification 3
AUTC 293 Internship II 13
  Total 116

 


Program Outcomes

  • Learning Outcomes for Automotive Technology Program

  • Diagnose and repair of vehicles to NATEF and Ford certification standards
  • Use technical service materials, printed or online, to analyze and determine proper repair procedures for vehicles of different brands
  • Perform repairs using the proper tools and diagnostic equipment as per manufacturer's specifications
  • Troubleshoot vehicle systems using logical, traceable steps that lead to identification of the root cause of malfunction
  • Apply mathematical skills essential to the requirements of the automotive service industry
  • Communicate effectively in oral or written form within the environment of a commercial repair shop
  • Model professional and ethical behavior, and practice good customer communication skills essential to the requirements of the work place

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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