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Enrollment in automotive education programs is higher than ever. Although vocational schools and universities offer the opportunity to earn a diploma or degree, the profession is one of a few that does not need a degree for entry. Still, like every other profession, there are unique benefits when you go the extra mile to receive an automotive college degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technicians with formal training have a competitive advantage and greater opportunities.  Formal training and national certification will give you the confidence to assume a leading role and move up the career ladder when opportunities present themselves. Furthermore, as you gain some experience in the field, you’ll be inspired and prepared to start your own business offering automotive services to motorists in your community.

GateWay Community College

The Automotive Service Associate of Science Degree offered by Gateway Community College prepares students to diagnose, repair, and maintain mechanical issues in automobiles. Through partnerships with leading manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda, the school provides students with unique hands-on training and certification specific to each manufacturer. Courses in the AAS program include Introduction to Automotive, Steering Suspension and Pre-Alignment, Advanced Steering Suspension and Alignment, Introduction to Brake Systems, Advanced Brake Systems, Automotive Service Internship, Engine Repair, Basic Automotive Electrical, Automotive Battery, Starting and Charging Systems, and Automotive Heating Ventilation and A/C Systems. The third and fourth terms will cover Manual Drive Trains and Axles, Introduction to Engine Performance, Automotive Electrical Diagnostics, Automotive Electronic Control Systems, Automatic Transmission and Transaxle, Fundamentals of Automotive Fuel and Ignition Systems, Advanced Engine Performance, and Computerized Automotive Engine Control Systems. Students must also complete general education requirements to obtain an Associate degree.

Program overview:
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Service
Duration: 4 terms
Credit hours: 62-67
Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or transcript of an Associate’s Degree
  • Provide a copy of state or government-issued photo ID

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $6,626. It does not include fees and required books. The estimated cost is subject to change.

Website: https://www.gatewaycc.edu/automotive-technology
Address: 108 N. 40th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 286-8000

Universal Technical Institute, Inc

UTI offers automotive technology students the opportunity to prepare for a career in the automotive industry in less than one year, experienced instructors, hands-on training, and specialized training featuring manufacturers such as Ford, Lexus, and BMW. The program covers foundational courses that help students build a knowledgebase from the ground up. They will learn how to diagnose, maintain, and repair domestic and foreign vehicles. Course topics include automotive engines service and repair, professional automotive service writing, automotive powertrains and transmissions, vehicle steering and suspension service and repair, vehicle brake systems, vehicle electronic systems and technology, automotive climate control systems and repair, hybrid vehicle system maintenance, and automotive power/performance tuning and emissions repair. Program graduates will be prepared to complete ASE examinations and can use the training for one of the two years of work experience required for ASE certification.

Program overview:
Automotive Technology II
Duration: 51 weeks
Semester credit hours: 61
Contact hours: 1380

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age – applicants under 18 years must have a parent or guardian execute the enrollment agreement
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Applicants who have been convicted or pleaded guilty or no contest to a violent crime involving a weapon will not be accepted

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $38,365. It includes tuition, books, uniforms, registration fee, lab fee, and equipment fee.

Website: https://www.uti.edu/locations/arizona
Address: 10695 West Pierce Street, Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: 623-245-4600

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Arizona Automotive Institute

The Automotive Service Technology diploma program at Arizona Automotive Institute prepares students for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. The training will include theory and practical application of the skills essential for the industry. Students will learn how to use hand and specialty tools and equipment and shop safety procedures. Major requirements include Engine Repair & Basic Electrical, Brakes, Suspension & Steering, Heating, AC & Associated Electrical Systems, Electronic Systems and Basic Diagnostics, Engine Performance, Technical Customer Service, Fundamentals of Math, and Job Search. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams and EPA 609 A/C Technician certification test.

Program overview:
Automotive Service Technology
Duration: 50 weeks
Quarter credit hours: 60
Contact hours: 1380

Prerequisites:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED – provide a copy of the diploma or transcript confirming high school graduation or a GED certificate or transcript reflecting passing scores
  • Complete an interview with an admission representative
  • Meet with a Financial Aid Officer
  • Meet with an Enrollment Compliance Officer to complete an enrollment agreement
  • Must undergo a background check

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $24,640. It includes tuition, books, tool kits, uniforms, registration fee, and other fees.

Website: https://www.aai.edu/programs/automotive-service-technology/
Address: 6829 N. 46th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: 888-419-9440

Western Maricopa Education Center

The two-year program is open to high school students who want to learn more of the automotive industry to prepare for entry-level employment. They will learn automotive repair and maintenance as it relates to engine performance, brakes, steering, alignment, suspension, and electrical systems. Graduates will be encouraged to seek one or more industry certifications.

Program overview:
Automotive Technology
Duration: 2 years
Contact hours: 900

Prerequisites:

  • The program is open to current Sophomore, Junior and Senior students
  • Must have one credit of English and one of algebra I or higher with a grade C or better
  • Submit a copy of an unofficial transcript
  • Provide proof of residency in West-MEC district boundaries
  • Pay the registration fee of $125
  • Submit an application for admission before the February deadline

Program cost:
The registration fee of $125 includes the cost of enrollment processing, supplies, and leadership development. Students will receive two uniform shirts. Additional fees will apply to students who complete high school or GED early.

Website: https://west-mec.edu/automotive-technology/
Address: 1617 W. Williams Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: 623-738-0022

Mesa Community College

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Service at Mesa Community College prepares adults to apply the technical knowledge and skills gained in the repair, service, and maintenance of automobiles. Classes will include both theory and hands-on exposure to automotive repair, service and maintenance of brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drivetrains, and heating and air conditioning systems. Courses include Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission and Transaxle, Introduction to Automotive, Steering, Suspension and Pre-Alignment, Basic Automotive Electrical/Electronics, Automotive Battery, Starting and Charging Systems, Automotive Electronic Control Systems, Advanced Brake Systems, Manual Drive Trains and Axles, and Computerized Automotive Engine Control Systems. Graduates may apply to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Automobile Certification Tests.

Program overview:
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Service
Duration: 6 terms
Credit hours: 62-67

Prerequisites:

  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Attend an interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or transcript of an Associate’s Degree
  • Provide a copy of state or government-issued photo ID

Program cost:
The cost of the program is $6,626. It does not include fees and required books. The estimated cost is subject to change.

Website: https://www.mesacc.edu/programs/automotive-service
Address: 1833 West Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
Phone: 480-461-7000

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