Automotive Technology

When Your Passion is Cars

Some people are just car folks — they love finding and fixing problems on anything with wheels. If that’s your passion, then you’re going to want the Automotive Technology Program at Western Technical College.  As a part of our Automotive Technology Program you will also have the opportunity to do an internship in the automotive industry to gain real-world experience while you’re attending Automotive Technician school. Additionally, the complete tool set you will use in your training will be yours to keep when you graduate.

Associate of Occupational Studies

Program Name: Automotive Technology

Length: 78 weeks / 19.5 months daytime or evening classes FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

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

Western Tech’s Automotive Technology Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a division of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence in the following eight subject areas: A1-Engine Repair; A2-Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles; A3-Manual Drive Train and Axles; A4- Suspension and Steering; A5-Brake Systems; A6-Electrical/Electronic Systems; A7-Heating and Air Conditioning; and A8-Engine Performance. You will also will receive training for the G1- Auto Maintenance & Light Repair certification exam.

Automotive Technology Program Courses* Include:

  • Introduction to Automotive Electrical Systems
  • Fuel Systems and Emission Controls
  • Automotive Engine Fundamentals
  • Power Train
  • Basic Electronics
  • Engine Diagnostics
  • Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Steering and Suspensions
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Advanced Fuel Systems
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Autoshop Service, Preventive Maintenance & Management
  • Internship Program

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

Automotive Technology Program Graduates Can Pursue the Following Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Technician
  • Diagnostician
  • Service Writer
  • Transmission Specialist
  • Gas Engine Specialist
  • Lube Technician
  • Brake & Wheel Alignment Specialist
  • Air Conditioning Technician

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 - AOS Automotive Technology 22 Months

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Fully Equipped Classrooms

  • Equipment in each classroom:
    • Hybrid electric cutaway training cars
    • Gas-powered cutaway training cars
    • Automotive electronic testers
    • Automotive brake system trainers
    • Running engine trainer
    • A/C system trainers
    • 1000-HP racecar
    • Auto bays
    • 7,000-lb lifts
    • 10,000-lb (heavy-duty) lift
    • Alignment racks

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



Read more about our Automotive Technology Facilities

Automotive Technology

Tuition: $29,640.00
Fees: $100.00
Books & Supplies: $8,388.48
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Full Time): 64.00%
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Part Time): 52.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Full Time): 70.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Part Time): 83.00%
TWC Completion Rate: 72.73%
TWC Employment Rate: 69.39%

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

Automotive Technology (22 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: N/A


Automotive Technology (23 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: $14,540.00


Automotive Technology – Auto/Automotive Technician

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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