Automotive Technology


The aim of this program is to provide trainees with a thorough understanding of the methods of servicing and repairing automotive vehicles.  Trainees are taught to use the proper factory-approved methods of servicing, repairing, and maintaining vehicles. Training includes learning to make proper diagnosis using test equipment, hand tools, special equipment, precision measuring tools, and service manuals and specifications.

Training in automotive technology is designed to give students skills and technical knowledge  which will prepare them for entrance into the automotive field.  Units of instruction include training in the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program, math, and the eight areas of A.S.E. certification: engines, electrical systems, climate control, engine performance, brakes, chassis, powertrains and transmissions.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,405.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,950.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Technical Assistant3 Areas CompletedCertificate
Technical Apprentice6 Areas CompletedCertificate
Master TechnicianAll 8 Areas CompletedDiploma

Campus Locations

McMinnville Campus
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 17,790

Current job openings per year: 1,830


First Trimester: 
Orientation and Safety
Basic Skills Math
Brake Systems
Suspension and Steering
Manual Drive Train & Axles
Second Trimester: 
Engine Repair+
Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles
Manual Drive Trains Axles
Third Trimester: 
Heating and Air Conditioning
Engine Repair
Engine Performance
Fourth Trimester: 
Heating and Air Condiitioning
Electrical/Electronic Systems
Engine Performance
Fifth Trimester: 
Engine Performance
Electrical/Electronic Systems


National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) – Multimeter 525-596 certifications


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