Automotive Technology

Today’s garage is not like your grandfather’s garage.

As technology has evolved, so have the cars we drive. In the Automotive Technology program, students prepare for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. Students learn in an active auto service facility that is open to the public and can test for Automotive Service Excellent (ASE) certifications while completing the program. This program is National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)-certified for both secondary and post-secondary levels.

Contact Information:

Jason Carroll, Career Advisor

South Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

In an active, campus auto service facility, students practice all aspects of the profession, from balancing tires to diagnosing engine problems. Using advanced computerized analyzers, students learn to perform repairs, overhaul engines and transmissions, service fuel injection systems, and much more. Bates’ automotive program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for both secondary and post-secondary levels. Bates’ Automotive Mechanic program instructors are Evaluation Team Leaders for NATEF and evaluate other programs in the Puget Sound area for NATEF membership eligibility. Instruction is configured according to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification requirements, and students are encouraged to take one or more ASE certification tests while completing the program.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Automotive Technology
  • CIP: 47.0604

Program Lengths:

  • AAS program degree length: 8 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Mike Clark


Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

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Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $42,090
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 61,700

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

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