Students in the Automotive Technology Program will receive preparation in eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence using state of the art equipment with master technician instructors. Those eight areas are brakes, electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmission and transaxle, engine repair, and heating and air conditioning.  Graduates of the program gain a competitive edge going forward in the automotive industry, providing them with an advantage when applying for any positions in the automotive repair industry.

Jeff Rush
Program Lead
7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
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The Automotive Technology Department provides instruction and preparation for certification in automotive repair technology.  The Department promotes student career success and improved quality of life with training in professionalism, customer relations, and job-seeking skills.  Partnering with local and regional industries, the Automotive Technology Department prepares students for successful careers nationwide.
Career Opportunities
Automotive Dealership - OEM Master Tech or Sales
Transmission Specialist
Lube Tech
Service Writer
Body Shop
Insurance Estimator

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will become proficient in the use of computerized and printed materials to access topics related to the automotive service and repair procedures
  • Graduates will be able to perform computations for, but not limited to, gear ratios, cubic inch displacement, electrical circuits, alignment angles as well as conversion between U.S. and metric measuring systems.
  • Students will become skilled in the proper use of precision measuring tools and equipment.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively Diagnosis and repair vehicles using advanced diagnostic equipment.
  • Students will learn and apply industry safety standards.
  • Students will complete Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) tests.
  • Students will be able to write a resume’ and complete a job application effectively.

Degree Options

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Automotive Technology: Graduates of the Automotive Technology program are groomed over two years to enter the workforce as ASE Certified Mechanics, garnering skills that help them succeed in a number of automotive jobs.

Automotive Technician - Electrical/Electronic Specialist Career Pathways Certificate: This 12-credit program helps students prepare to take the ASE test for ASE area T6 (Electrical/Electronic Systems and the 609 Federal Refrigeration Test) Passing students are eligible for ASE certification.