Auto Tech: Performance Tuning Subspecialty

When Automotive Performance is Your Passion

Do you love getting grease under your nails, making an engine purr, or figuring out how to get an extra couple of miles per gallon? You should combine your passion with our Auto Technician Training program with Subspecialty in Performance Tuning program. Today's cars have sophisticated electronic computer control systems designed to produce excellent power and response while maintaining optimum gas mileage and emissions. As part of your Auto Technician Training you will also have the opportunity to do an internship in the automotive industry while you’re attending school. Additionally, as part of your training, you will receive a complete automotive performance tool set that you will keep when you graduate. 

Associate of Occupational Studies

Program Name: Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Performance Tuning

Length: 78 weeks / 19.5 months daytime or evenings. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

This program is approximately 50 percent classroom training and 50 percent hands-on training.

In this Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Performance Tuning program, you will receive training in: A1-Engine Repair; A3-Manual Drive Train & Axles; A4-Suspension & Stering; A5-Brakes; A6-Electrical/Electronic Systems and A8-Engine Performance.You will also receive training for the G1-Auto Maintenance Repair certification.

Auto Technician Training Courses* Include

  • Basic Engine & High-Performance Fuel & Emissions Systems
  • Automotive Diagnosis
  • Power Train/Manual Transmissions
  • Interior and Exterior Modifications
  • Auto shop Service, Preventive Maintenance and Management
  • Employment Preparation

*This is a partial list of courses required in this program. For the complete Auto Technician Training curriculum, please refer to the school catalog.

Auto Technician Training Program Provides the Following Career Opportunities:

  • Engine Builder
  • Tuner
  • Technician
  • Dyno Operator
  • Automotive Technician
  • Import Specialist

MOPAR CAP LOCAL School Training:

There is great demand for high quality and skilled automotive technicians.  This demand has outpaced the number of technicians the regular OEM programs can produce and FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is the first to look at high quality colleges to help their local dealers find the technicians they need. The foundational training that you receive in class paired with the factory FCA training sets you apart from the other applicants in the industry, whether applying at a FCA dealer or not.

Western Tech MOPAR El Paso TX

Gainful Employment Disclosure - Automotive Fundamentals and Performance Tuner 20 Months

Gainful Employment Disclosure - Automotive Fundamentals and Performance Tuner 25 Months

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Fully Equipped Classrooms

  • Equipment in each classroom:
    • Running Supercharged engine trainer
    • Running Turbo-charged engine trainer
    • Running NOS injected engine trainer
    • Engine management trainer
    • 800-HP power front-wheel drive racecar
    • Performance tuner bays
    • 7,000-lb lifts
    • Dyno
    • Alignment rack

*Located at the Plaza Main Campus 9624 Plaza Cirlce El Paso, Tx 79927


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Automotive Technology With a Subspecialty in Performance Tuning


Fees: $100.00
Books & Supplies: $8,430.59
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Full Time): 63.00%
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Part Time): 41.00%
ACCSC Placement Rate (Full Time): 70.00%
ACCSC Placement Rate (Part Time): 100.00%
TWC Completion Rate: 61.18%
TWC Employment Rate: 70.83%

*Tuition, Fees, and Books & Supplies are subject to change at the discretion of Western Technical College. 

Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Performance Tuning (20 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: $23,252.00


Automotive Technology with a Subspecialty in Performance Tuning (25 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: N/A - Automotive Fundamentals and Performance Tunning

CIP Code: 47.0604 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
SOC# 49-3023.00 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics
SOC# 49-3023.01 Automotive Master Mechanics
SOC# 49-3023.02 Automotive Specialty Technicians
SOC# 49-2093.00 Electrical & Electronics Installers & Repairers, Transportation Equipment
SOC# 49-2096.00 Electronic Equipment Installers &Repairers, Motor Vehicles

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