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Earn a high school diploma while you complete a short-term certificate program in the automotive technology field, leading to industry-recognized credentials and improved job prospects. Become an AO-K student today!

Three men look at the underside of a car that is on a lift.

Launch a successful career while simultaneously receiving academic instruction, specialized support, and technical certificates. You may even qualify for free tuition for pathway courses.

The AO-K Teaching Approach

  • Maximizes individual attention for success
  • Specialized teaching team
  • Improves basic reading, writing and math skills related to your technical career
  • Teaches both technical and professional skills
The courses in the Automotive Technology pathway include:
  • Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices
  • Brakes I
  • Brakes II
  • Electrical I
  • Workplace Skills
  • Steering and Suspension I
  • Alignment Practicum
  • Engine Performance I
  • Automotive Engine Repair
  • Electrical II

When you complete all courses, you will have earned a college credential with a certificate in Automotive Technology – Maintenance and Light Repair.

Launch a New Career

The Automotive Technology pathway can help build your credentials, education and earning potential.

You'll be prepared for a career as an automotive service technician — trained to perform automotive maintenance and light repair, which is about 70% of the work done in repair shops across the nation.

Commerce Department Outlook for Automotive Technicians

The Kansas Department of Commerce reports wages for Automotive Service Technicians are very competitive. The median wage is $36,560 per year in Kansas.

Learn More!

To learn more about the Automotive Technology AO-K program, email Holly Wimer, AO-K Coordinator, or call 913-469-8500, ext. 7687.

Do you or someone you know need a GED and have an interest in training for a career?