Automotive Technology


The mission of the Automotive Service Technology Program is to provide training in the methods of servicing and repairing automotive vehicles in order to meet the occupational and technical needs of citizens of the College’s service area who have an interest in this type of employment. Technical instruction and skill development are emphasized in order for the student to become knowledgeable in the facts of the automotive field. The automotive shop is organized to duplicate working conditions found within the field today. Students are taught to use 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 (such as micrometers, calipers, etc…), service manuals and specifications. Students also learn the use of work orders, flat rate manuals, time clocks, and customer relations.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,080.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $992.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Electrical / Electronics Technician450Certificate
Engine Repair Technician234Certificate
Engine Performance Technician432Certificate
Manual Drive Train & Axles Technician192Certificate
Brake Technician204Certificate
Suspension & Steering Technician180Certificate
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician234Certificate
Heating & Air Conditioning Technician174Certificate
Automotive Technician - General Line2160Diploma

Campus Locations

TCAT Hohenwald Northfield Instructional Service Center
100 Saturn Parkway
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Main Campus
813 West Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 15,590

Current job openings per year: 520

Salary Range


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