Automotive Technology

This program teaches student how to work on modern automobiles. It covers all aspects of automotive repair. Students will practice their skills in a state-of-the-art facility. Graduates earn a Washington State Emission Certification and ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certificate. Students also have the opportunity to earn ASE certification in other automotive specialties.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring


Certificate of Completion: 
2-5 Quarters
36-80 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
5+ Quarters
100 Credits
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$41,600
Projected Growth: 
9%
Annual Job Openings: 
23,760

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Michael Fobes, Ryan Hoaglin, Warren Takata, David Uryash


Entry Requirements

ACCUPLACER math score of 235 or completion of MATH 065 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. A student with an ACCUPLACER math score of less than 235 may enroll in the first quarter, but must also co-register for BAST 092.

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent recommended.
  • High school level courses in math, science, power, or auto mechanics.
  • Counselor and instructor interview.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Insurable to school requirements (good driving record).

Course Information

Course Requirements for Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Certificate

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
AMATH 178J Automotive Mathematics 1
AUTC 101 Safety/Environmental Issues 2
AUTC 112 Maintenance and Light Repair 7
AUTC 117 Electrical Systems 7
AUTC 118 Brakes 7
AUTC 132 Steering and Suspension 7
AUTC 171 Written Communications 1
AUTC 180 Human Relations/Customer Relations 1
INDS 101 First Aid/CPR and AED 1
  Total 36

 

Course Requirements for Automotive Technology Certificate

Course # Course Title Credits
Certificate Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 36
AUTC 124 Heating and Air Conditioning 6
AUTC 204 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxle Repair 6
AUTC 216 Engine Performance and Emissions 10
AUTC 226 Advanced Electronics 6
AUTC 228 Engine Repair and Shop Computations 8
AUTC 233 Manual Drive Train and Axles 8
  Total 80

 

Course Requirements for Automotive Technology AAS Degree

Course # Course Title Credits
Certificate Automotive Technology Certificate 80
AMATH 175 Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry 5
CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition 5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total 100

Program Outcomes

  • Diagnose and repair of vehicles to NATEF certification standards. 
  • Use technical service materials, printed or online, to analyze and determine proper repair procedures for vehicles of different brands. 
  • Perform repairs using the proper tools and diagnostic equipment as per manufacturer's specifications. 
  • Troubleshoot vehicle systems using logical, traceable steps that lead to identification of the root cause of malfunction. 
  • Apply mathematical skills essential to the requirements of the automotive service industry. 
  • Communicate effectively in oral or written form within the environment of a commercial repair shop. 
  • Model professional and ethical behavior, and practice good customer communication skills essential to the requirements of the work place. 

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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