The automotive industry is one that is constantly evolving, and it’s in need of well-trained professionals.
C-GCC offers several options for students seeking careers or advancement in Automotive Technology, taught by instructors who are Master Technicians certified by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and who have more than 75 collective years of real-shop experience. These options include:
• A one-year certificate program that provides comprehensive training for entry-level employment as a dealership- or repair-shop-technician;
• An applied science degree (A.A.S.), which includes both technical and general studies, and two paid summer internships;
• An associate degree in occupational studies (A.O.S.), which also includes two paid summer work experiences, and prepares students to be automotive technicians, component rebuilders, and parts department managers;
• An A.O.S. degree offered through the Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) program*, which includes direct paid internship employment within a Toyota or Lexus dealership, and
• The Subaru University program, which may be pursued concurrently with an Automotive Technology degree, and prepares students for Level-I employment in virtually any Subaru dealership in the country.
Students are required to attend an information session for acceptance into the Automotive Technology program, and to attend a mandatory orientation session. Students will be given the date of the orientation session at the time of registration, or may contact the Automotive Technology department for more information. All students attending Automotive Technology courses are also required to have a basic set of hand tools.
*– Students wishing to pursue the Toyota option must complete special admission requirements.
The Automotive Technology program is accredited by: National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 20171, phone: (703) 713-0100