Automotive Technology

Led by NATEF-certified instructors, the Automotive Technology program provides interactive, hands-on instruction on state-of-the-art automotive service repair techniques. Real-life working conditions and equipment prepare students for employment as automotive technicians at dealerships or independent repair shops. Students spend 80 percent of their instruction time in the lab.

Program Options

Automotive Technology offers an associate of applied science degree and a technical certificate option. Classes are offered on the Emporia main campus and in Garnett, Kansas.

The technical certificate is a one-year program. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to apply theoretical concepts and perform diagnostic and repair procedures. For graduates opting to continue their education, these courses are transferable to the Automotive Technology AAS degree program.

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year program that contains technical and general education courses. Graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of careers or may choose to continue their education through our academic partnership with Pittsburg State.

Automotive Technicians diagnose and repair a wide range of vehicles including passenger cars and light trucks, SUVs and, four-wheel drive vehicles. The automotive industry is high-tech, with state-of-the-art computers being used to control all major automotive systems.

Career opportunities include:

  • Car Dealerships Technician
  • Automotive Service Industries
  • Service Manager
  • Retail Auto Parts
  • Automotive Parts Sales

Pittsburg State University

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Pittsburg State University offers Automotive Technology students who have graduated from Flint Hills Technical College the opportunity to extend their education and training to pursue a corporate career track. Students earning the BAS degree complete a major in technology with a selected emphasis through the Department of Automotive Technologies in the College of Technology.

Flint Hills Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of sex including pregnant and parenting students, sexual orientation, handicap, race, color, age, religion, marital status, or national or ethnic origin in educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid or other College-administered programs. For questions or concerns regarding non-discrimination contact the Director of Human Resources at 620.343.4600.

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