Automotive Technology & Service

The Automotive Technology & Service Program prepares students to pursue careers in the automotive industry, including: automotive service technician, automotive parts sales rep, emissions/vehicle inspector, diesel automotive technician, light/heavy equipment technician, automotive engineer, and more!

Students have received a scholarship to participate in the Career Pathways program, but students are responsible for paying program fees. The fee for the Automotive program is $70. Fees cover a student workbook, automotive shirt, and safety glasses. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch pay $25. More details about fees will be provided at orientation.

Support for students with IEPs or 504 Plans may differ depending on whether the student enrolls in college credit, which is optional in the Career Pathways program. Please contact Marty Goldberg, Director of Concurrent Enrollment, at or (970) 204-8315 for details and to set up support in Career Pathways.

High School Credit

Coursework may qualify for high school academic credit and/or fulfill high school graduation requirements. See your high school counselor for more information.

College Credit (2021-2022 School Year)

Ten optional FRCC college credits are available:

  • ASE 102 – Auto Shop Orientation
  • ASE 110 – Brakes I
  • ASE 120 – Basic Automotive Electricity
  • ASE 140 – Steering & Suspension
  • ASE 130 – General Engine Diagnosis

Students who successfully complete these classes and complete certificate program admission requirements earn a General Automotive Maintenance and Repair Certificate.


Apply Credits Toward a Degree

Students who wish to continue at FRCC can apply all credits earned to the Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree. Many credits apply to a variety of shorter FRCC certificate programs, as well. Learn more about these programs.


Rusty (James) Pooler

Reno (Todd) Toffoli

Class Location

FRCC Larimer Campus

Class Times

Monday - Friday, 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Online learning will be required

Eligible Students

Juniors and Seniors


Tuition paid by school district. Students pay program fees.

Program Video

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Talk to your high school counselor today for more information about the application and enrollment process!

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Automotive Technology & Service

Rusty (James) Pooler

Reno (Todd) Toffoli

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