Automotive Technology Degree
Offered at: Larimer, Westminster
Automotive technology service techs are in demand.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 5 percent increase in demand for automotive service technology technicians over the next eight years – with as many as 36,000 new jobs across the country and 386 each year in Colorado alone. Automobile dealerships and independent repair shops will have the most openings, but you also will find opportunities in the “after-market” specialties such as oil changes, brake repair, and air-conditioning service.
Classes where you need them.
You can earn an Automotive Technology Degree (A.A.S.) from classroom and lab-based courses at the Larimer or Westminster campuses. General-education classes can be taken online or at any FRCC campus. See required courses and course descriptions.
An Automotive Technology degree and career could be just right for you.
- Do you like working with computers? There are more computers under the dashboard and hood than on the first spacecraft to orbit Earth, and all your technical manuals will be online.
- Do you like to work with your hands? There always will be lots of handwork on engines, but much of the “heavy lifting” has been replaced with power tools and lifts, but there’s still the need for hand tools.
- Do you have a technical interest? Look where the automotive industry is heading – hybrids, electrics, and alternative fuels.
- Are you detail oriented? You will troubleshoot and diagnose problems before you fix them.
- Do you have an entrepreneurial streak? Start your own business.
Our program is ASE and NATEF certified.
The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Inc. (NATEF) evaluated FRCC’s programs to make sure they meet or exceed the standards developed by the automotive industry. Then the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified FRCC’s programs at the Larimer and Westminster campuses. The Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) also accredits both programs. Your FRCC degree, therefore, makes you highly qualified.
Get started faster with an Automotive Technology certificate.
Some certificates can be completed in one semester so you can get out into the workforce. See required courses:
|Automotive Service Technician
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2011)