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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Car people know … there’s nothing better than a day spent under the hood, getting dirty and finding and fixing problems.

Being able to work with engines and the love for vehicles is only part of the reward of becoming an automotive technician. Auto technicians will always be in demand despite of slumps in the economy because vehicles will always need to be maintained. In addition to working in a field you love, auto technicians gain a wide range of knowledge and experience and have great opportunities to work for major corporations or one day, become self-reliant.

Whether you’ve always loved cars or are just now discovering your passion, Western Technical College’s Master Level Accredited program can get you behind the wheel of this fun and fast-paced career field.

PUT YOUR CAREER IN OVERDRIVE!

Learn from the Best. Western Tech is one of the few private career schools in the nation to offer an automotive program that is Master Level Accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, a division of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Flexible schedules. We know life can be hectic and that is why we offer three flexible schedules to choose from. Attend classes around what works best for you and choose from day, afternoon or evening classes. For day, afternoon and evening classes, you can complete your training in just 20 months!

Hybrid Program. Our Automotive Technology program is a hybrid program that combines the elements of traditional face to face learning with the flexibility of online learning. 80% of your training will be in the classroom and shop and the other 20% will be online. You’re virtually getting the best of both worlds!

Internship Opportunities: Before you graduate, the time will come for you to put the skills you learned in the classroom and apply them in a Real World setting! As an Intern, you will have the opportunity to work hands on in a professional environment, network with other professionals in your field, explore different careers, and build your resume. You will have a dedicated Internship Coordinator that will personally work with you and many of our industry partners to provide you the exposure and experience you need to get ready for the Real World.

Certifications. As a student you will have the opportunity to graduate with 3 certifications in any of the 8 ASE subject areas below:

  1. A1-Engine Repair
  2. A2-Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles
  3. A3-Manual Drive Train and Axles
  4. A4- Suspension and Steering
  5. A5-Brake Systems
  6. A6-Electrical/Electronic Systems
  7. A7-Heating and Air Conditioning
  8. A8-Engine Performance

Official College for Don Schumacher RacingEvery race season, 12 students get interviewed and selected to enjoy completing their internship hours on a 3-4-week race tour with the DSR team! Talk about Real World training! Upon completion, students have the opportunity to et hired on by one of Don Schumacher’s 7 teams! What a rush!

         

Quality Tools: Western Tech takes great pride in the quality of the equipment being used. We partner up with the best of the best. Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements, as you head out into the REAL WORLD to complete internship, you will receive a fully equipped MATCO Master Tool Box  for you to keep.

          

MOPAR CAP LOCAL SCHOOL TRAINING

Put your education into overdrive with Mopar Cap Local Training! Western Tech’s Automotive Technology Program offers original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Our online modules will set you apart from other applicants in the industry and provide you with an opportunity to begin working at any FCA dealership across the country as a Level 2 Technician.

                    

CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRAINING

The Automotive Technology degree programs include elective classes based on your particular area of interest. Choose training courses that cover engines weighing one ton or less in Light Duty Diesel or rev up your training by taking courses in Performance Tuning. You’re the driver in this seat!

Light Duty Diesel– Calling all gearheads! In these elective courses, you’ll learn how to modify and accessorize a light-duty diesel-powered vehicle.

Performance Tuning– Learn to work with sophisticated electronic computer control systems to produce excellent power and response while maintaining optimum gas mileage and emissions.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS

Automotive Technician
Diagnostician
Service Writer
Transmission Specialist
Gas Engine Specialist
Lube Technician
Brake & Wheel Alignment Specialist
Air Conditioning Technician
Light Duty Diesel Technician
Light Duty Engine Technician
Engine Builder
Tuner
Dyno Operator
Import Specialist

FACILITIES

Equipped for Your Success

Dedicated classrooms for instruction
Automotive bays
Running gas engine trainers
Vehicle system trainers
Turbo-charged vehicle trainers
7,000-lb. lifts
Alignment racks
Wheel balancing machines
Tire changing machines
Mopar Wi-Tech Diagnostics System
Automotive Diagnostic Scanners
Complete Diesel Facility
Dyno Equipment and Training
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“As the largest dealer group in the El Paso area, we rely on the Automotive and Diesel programs at Western Technical College to find talented and trained technicians for our workforce. Viva Auto Group is proud to be a part of the Western Tech family!” - Viva Auto Group

Additional Program Details

Additional Program Details can be found on our disclosures page.

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