Degrees/Certifications available:
  • Level 1 Certificate
  • Level II Certificate
  • Associate in Applied Science Degree

Program Description and Details:

Are you passionate about cars and eager to turn that passion into a rewarding career? The Automotive Technology program at Coastal Bend College is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful entry-level automotive technician. Our comprehensive training covers various critical phases of automotive technology, including engines, electrical systems, autotronics, suspension systems, power trains, air-conditioning, and tune-ups.

In our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll gain hands-on experience that mirrors the work done in professional automotive repair shops. You will also complete a course in the use of microcomputers, ensuring you're well-versed in the latest technological advancements in the automotive industry. Our curriculum is designed to be dynamic and responsive to industry trends, providing you with a competitive edge in the job market.

The Automotive Technology program offers multiple pathways to suit your career goals, including Level 1 and Level II Certificates and an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To ensure your success, we require that all graduates pass the required courses and Capstone projects specific to their degree plan.

Our program not only equips you with technical expertise but also emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills, making you a versatile and highly sought-after professional. Whether you aim to work in dealerships, repair shops, or start your own business, Coastal Bend College's Automotive Technology program will set you on the path to success.

For additional course information, view the course catalog.

Prospective Careers:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Engine Specialist
  • Electrical Systems Technician
  • Suspension Systems Technician
  • Power Train Specialist
  • Air-Conditioning Technician
  • Automotive Tune-Up Specialist