Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program provides students with training in the automotive repair industry, including maintaining, diagnosing and repairing a variety of different automobiles.

Through the program’s close industry connections, experienced automotive professionals provide insight into industry trends, allowing students to learn what is expected of them in the workplace. Students also have the opportunity to study towards an ASE certification, increasing their employability. The Automotive Technology program is a NATEF/ASE certified training program.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) Full Time: 6 to 7
Part Time: Part Time Option Not Available

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Students must meet with an advisor for entry into this program. A placement test is required to ensure language and computational skills are sufficient for program success.

  • Inspect, service, diagnose, repair, or replace each of the major systems in various types of vehicles.
  • Locate sources, estimate costs and explain repair or service
  • Handle customer needs, complaints, questions and special challenges. Demonstrate computer competency by accessing data and documentation used for repair and apply manufacturer's specifications in repair or replacement.
  • Work safely and responsibly within all shop safety and environmental guidelines and standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to pass the ASE test required for ASEEF certification
  • Communicate and document service records.
  • Compute costs, time and measurements.
  • Work independently and in groups to service, repair, test and maintain vehicles.
  • Use technology to test vehicles. Work with accuracy, dependability, proficiency and in a timely manner, when servicing and repairing vehicles.

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • ASE Certification

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Full Time Cost

Quarter Credits Resident Non-Resident International
1 18 $1,723.96 $1,904.72 $3,731.18
2 20 $1,757.22 $1,937.98 $3,822.76
3 18 $1,723.96 $1,904.72 $3,731.18
4 16 $1,601.92 $1,780.84 $3,593.26
5 14 $1,479.88 $1,656.96 $3,455.34
6 16 $1,601.92 $1,780.84 $3,593.26
7 12 $1,357.84 $1,533.08 $3,317.42

The following fee is associated with the program:

  • Books and supplies cost about $85 per quarter

Equipment Fee associated with this program:

  • Required materials: hard-toed boots; coveralls; and tools (minimum $300). : Please contact (206) 934-5394 or email for information on equipment fees in this program.
  • Tool kit : $200.00 - $3,000.00 depending on quality chosen
  • ASE testing : $189.00

Quarter Start Dates: Automotive Technology classes begin in Spring and Fall.

Students may still enroll in the program during other quarters to begin their related academic classes (Not required if a student has already completed these classes. Students must provide an official transcript.).

Class Times: Check the online class schedule. Students will meet during the class timeframe listed, however in order to maintain safe distances in on-site labs students will be grouped and have specified times on campus. Please check with your instructor for more information.

Other related academic classes are required that meet outside of these class times. These classes can be completed online and/or in-person depending on availability. Check with an advisor regarding when to take related academic classes.


View a sample schedule and quarterly to-do list.