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Automotive Service Technician-ITEC

ITEC is a comprehensive two-year automotive training program featuring cooperative training with an approved automotive repair facility.  Students receive training in the classroom/lab at RTC for approximately nine weeks followed by approximately nine weeks of paid full-time mentored work experience at an ITEC approved automotive repair facility through five cycles over the two-year program.  Students receive training in all eight NATEF/ASE automotive areas (Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train, Automatic Transmission, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Heating and Air Conditioning,  Electrical/Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance).  Students gain real work experience in the automotive shop environment and develop the competencies of a professional automotive technician.  Students are provided the opportunity to take ASE certification in all eight automotive categories and Washington State Authorized Emission Specialist certification.  In addition to the technical courses, four General Education courses are required to obtain an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Program Options:
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

Other Program Info:


Jack H. Devine

Gary C. Neill

Program Length:

  • 8 quarters
  • 139 credits
  • Monday-Friday,
    7:00AM - 1:30PM 

Estimated Costs:

  • Tuition $13,850.00
  • Supplies $2,250.00


  • Apply to the program on both Renton Technical College and ITEC application forms.
  • Arrange for an interview with an ITEC instructor.
  • Be selected by an automotive repair facility.

Students may enter at the beginning of fall quarter.