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Automotive Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Summary of Program

A: The Auto Tech program covers Brakes, Steering & Suspension, Engines, Electrical, Light Repair and Maintenance and shop safety. Approximately 80% of instruction is hands-on in the shop and 20% is in the classroom.

Q: What are the prerequisite skills needed to begin in the program, if any:

A: This program is designed for beginners as well as those with some auto skills, although having a passion for automobiles is a plus.

Q: What credentials or certificates can be obtained in a 1, 2, and 3 year period in the program:

A: The knowledge learned in this program will prepare students for ASE certification which all shops require.

Q: What post-secondary options are available:

A: Post-Secondary opportunities are available through UTI and Lawson State

Q: Where to go find more information:

A: Work: (205) 682-6581 ;  Email: 

NOTE: Our Automotive Technology programs are designed to prepare students for future employment in the Automotive Industry. The industry is in need of Auto Techs, Parts Specialists, Service Writers, etc.


R. Irwin

Robert Irwin

  • Associate Degree in Automotive Service Technology; ASE certified

Work Experience

  • 27 years experience in industry

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