Students who earn certificates in their chosen concentration are encouraged to earn an Associate 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 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.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
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.
Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.