Students who earn certificates in their chosen concentration are encouraged to earn an Associate’s Degree in Transportation Technology by taking academic and related trades classes, including welding, OSHA compliance, environmental protection, communication, English and physical science. Upon completion of the associate’s degree program, graduates will be eligible for entry level employment at automotive or medium/heavy duty equipment dealerships and independent repair facilities. Graduates have the potential to work in management and other related areas of service operations
Students are required to purchase textbooks, tools and personal safety equipment. One must not be allergic to fuels, oils, and chemicals used in industry. Most employers require a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Career and Educational Opportunities
Career opportunities exist in government, independent repair facilities and dealerships for all aspects of the industry including line technician, field service technician, service writer, service manager, warranty and parts specialist and overhaul specialist. The national shortage of technicians in the both the automotive and the diesel truck and heavy equipment fields ensures plentiful employment opportunities with excellent pay and benefits.