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Automotive Technology

at New River Community College prepares you for a lifetime career in a challenging and changing field. Career opportunities are growing for skilled automotive technicians.

As vehicles become increasingly complex, "backyard mechanics" are less effective and consumers must rely on professional services.

The Automotive Analysis and Repair program prepares the student technician with instruction and practice necessary to repair today's complex vehicles.

This program is competency-based to include specific classroom and shop exercises.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to the admissions requirements established for the college, the student should be proficient in high school English and general mathematics.

Students will be required to purchase a work shirt (available in the bookstore) and safety glasses.

Tools will be required after successful completion of the first semester.

Purchase of hand tools is the responsibility of the student.

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Program Requirements

Approximately 75 percent of the curriculum will include courses in automobile technology with the remaining courses in related areas, which include general and practical applications needed for future success in automotive technology.

Students are advised to consult with their faculty or academic advisor to plan their program and select electives.

Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded a diploma in Automotive Analysis and Repair.

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Occupational Objectives

  • Automotive Technician
  • Repair Service Salesperson
  • Repair Technician
  • Parts Sales & Service Representative
  • Repair Service Writer
  • Tune Up Specialist