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What will I learn?

The Automotive Technology program offers courses in the eight core areas of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. ASE is the industry-backed national organization that certifies automobile technicians.

Eight core areas

  • Brakes
  • Steering and suspension
  • Electrical
  • Engine performance
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Manual transmissions
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Engine repair

Available electives:

  • Small gas engines
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
  • Diesel fundamentals

You can work on developing the practical skills you need to fix vehicles as well as other skills needed to advance to a supervisory position, including customer relations, estimating materials and labor costs, and managing the work of others.


Learn on the same top-of-the-line equipment and mobile technology that technicians use in the field. Small class sizes, affordable tuition and hands-on training on more than 30 different vehicles make JCCC a top choice for your automotive technology certification or degree.

Make use of our transfer agreement with the University of Central Missouri, where all of your courses apply toward an Automotive Technology Management degree.

JCCC’s Automotive Technology program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation at the master automotive service technician level. Upon graduating, you will have the background to take and pass the A1-A8 and G1 ASE exams.

If you’re still in high school in Olathe or Lawrence, get college credit through the College Now program. If you’re a student at the Olathe Advanced Technical Center, up to nine of your courses will count toward your certification or degree at JCCC.

Jack Ireland, Chair, Automotive Technology
"When exploring this career, students should know great skills take time to develop; patience is critical. Being dependable, honest and open-minded is a must. It typically takes five to 10 years in the field to reach master level."
Attend classes in JCCC's new Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC)
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Job Prospects for Automotive Technicians

The U.S. Department of Labor compiles statistics on the careers involving automotive technology. You'll find information specifically related to careers in Kansas, including salary information and the job prospects.

Download the Automotive Technology Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.