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Automotive Technology Degrees

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Career Opportunities

Median Salary: $36,610

Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 9%

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 Automotive Technologies 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 mechanic to 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
a teacher

Keep up with technology

Kirtland’s 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 program is ASE/NATEF certified in eight major areas of training, including diesel automotive engines. Your Automotive Technologies 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 parts management or own a dealership.

Where would you work?

in a dealership
an independent repair shop
a service station
or for yourself

Automotive Degrees at Kirtland