NO WAY! This ain’t your daddy’s (or grandaddy’s) fix-it shop!
So you like tinkering with cars, trucks, engines, transmissions, brakes and more? Then you need to get serious about making some big money in the process. It’s a “guy” thing, right? Forget it! Qualified mechanics who get it done is what’s real — especially chicks. Right on!
You grew up tinkering next to grandad, dad, even brothers (and sisters!). Awesome. If you’re good with your head, you can diagnose an issue. If you’re good with your hands, you can get in there and fix the issue. If you know people can count on you for a reliable outcome time and time again, it’s time to think about a career in Automotive Technology. Face it, cars aren’t going anywhere — we need them to live, to work, to vacation and more. But, cars and trucks are getting more difficult to service everyday.
You need not only the hands-on know how, you need to understand the technology behind it, quickly and accurately diagnosing issues, and getting the customer what they need — the first time AND at the right price.
The jobs are there! Repair shops. Dealership service departments. Self-employment. Wherever you want to start, the right training will set you up for success. Are you ready? Because we’re ready for you.
With your Auto Tech AAS degree, you can plant your sites on something like Automotive service technician or mechanic where you can expect, according to national BLS statistics, pay and job growth along the lines of:
- Median Salary: $40,710
- Job Growth Outlook 2016-26: 6%
Plus, with an AAS in Auto Tech, you can also look at transferring to a four-year school to pursue an Automotive Management degree. Looking for a track that’s a little more high-speed? Check out Kirtland’s certificate programs. Designed to get you into the workforce on a fast-track pace, this might just be the starting point for you. And, if diesel engine service and repair is calling your name, we’ve got that too!
Aside from jobs, there are a lot of other cool aspects to automotive technology. Maybe you like to tinker on a personal project in your off-time. Rebuilding a classic? Building something one-of-a-kind from the ground up? Maybe race cars or rat rods are on your bucket list. Whatever your passion, Kirland is ready to prepare you to hit the ground running. Revv up your engines, ladies. We guarantee it!
Guess what? If you’re not sure, we’re here to help you navigate the field. Our trained, expert advisors, financial aid specialists and instructors with years of industry experience are ready to make you the best you can be. Don’t let a silly thing like being a girl stop you — let it be the thing that sets you apart and makes you shine!
Go ahead and apply for admission or give us a call (leave us a message if it’s after hours right now. so you’ll be one step closer): 989-275-5000. What are you waiting for?