- Automotive service technicians and mechanics
- Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics
- Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians
Median Salary: $37,120
Job Growth Outlook 2014-24: 5%
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tune up your career
You don’t have to wait years to start your career or move up the chain of command.
Earning a certificate or associate’s degree in Kirtland’s auto tech training program will make you more attractive to potential employers — or ready to go after a promotion.
If you want to survive in the field, it is time to transition from auto mechanic to auto technician.
Who does well in it?
People who are:
great at troubleshooting
good with their hands
eager to embrace technology
What would you do?
supervise a shop
manage a service or parts department
work in customer service
be a warranty administrator or
Keep up with technology
Kirtland’s automotive technology instructors are ASE Master Certified Technicians with a ton of industry experience. They use updated curriculum and state-of-the-art equipment to keep pace with changing technology.
The auto tech program is ASE/NATEF certified in eight major areas of training, including diesel automotive engines. Your Automotive Technology credits will seamlessly transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Kirtland’s solid relationships with other institutions will make a difference if you want to have a career in auto parts management or own a dealership.
Where would you work?
in a dealership
an independent repair shop
a service station
or for yourself