Fletcher Technical Community College

Soar to New Heights.
Program Overview

The Automotive Technology program prepares a student to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles.  Students will learn to select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment.  Instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions and the repair of engines; fuel, electrical, cooling, and brake systems; drive train; and suspension systems are all also included in the program.

Salary & Career Outlook

Fletcher's program prepares students for the certification test given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and for employment as:
     -Automotive technicians and mechanics
     -Tune up technicians
     -Transmission technicians
     -Front-end mechanics
     -Automotive parts technician

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008, 69% of all jobs for automotive technology technicians were in automotive repair and maintenance shops and automotive dealerships.  Fifteen percent were self employed.  Automotive technician's annual salary varied by specialty and location, but ranged from $19,890 to $59,710.