Automotive Technology


The mission is to provide the technical training and skill development for students to become knowledgeable in all facets of the automotive field. Students receive instruction in the proper factory approved methods of servicing, repairing and maintaining vehicles. Training also includes learning to make the proper diagnosis using test equipment, precision measuring tools, service manuals and specifications. The program is divided into eight instructional units as developed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence; certificates are available upon completion of units.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,680.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,273.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Brake and Chassis Technician432Certificate
Auto Tech Apprentice864Certificate
Automotive Service Technician1728Certificate
Automotive Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Columbia Central High School
921 Lion Parkway
Columbia, TN 38401
TCAT Hohenwald Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462


First Trimester: 
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Suspension and Steering
Second Trimester: 
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Engine Repair
Heating and Air Conditioning
Third Trimester: 
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Electric & Electronic Systems
Fourth Trimester: 
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Engine Performance
Fifth Trimester: 
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Manual Drive Trains & Axels
Auto Transmission & Transaxles


National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) – Multimeter 525-596 certifications

Books and Supplies Lists


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