Like all technology, automotive systems are getting more and more sophisticated. Today, technicians need to know both hand tools and computer tools. To get the best jobs, you must learn how to use the newest equipment. At Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC), you will learn about systems such as engines, fuel, on-board computers, manual and automatic transmissions, steering, suspension, and brakes. These skills will then be used in troubleshooting, performing preventive maintenance, servicing, and repairing automobiles. You'll work with sophisticated computer programs, plus get plenty of hands-on experience with a variety of vehicles. SKYCTC is dedicated to providing the highest quality technical education and service to our student customers.
The Automotive Technology program at SKYCTC is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and students have the opportunity to take tests leading to certification by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
For course description, see the Program Brochure.
For course sequence, see the course sequence example.
For specific course requirements, see the KCTCS Course Catalog.
For program cost, see the estimate worksheet.
For Gainful Employment, see Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.
Our program prepares you for a starting job as a service technician. From dealerships to repair shops, technicians are in high demand. Good pay. In automotive repair in 2004, the U.S. Department of Labor says the typical technician made a median income of $38,160 a year. Not bad—and it's even higher today.
This program has no special admission requirements.
You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.