The automotive industry requires highly skilled technicians with a command of the onboard computers that control every aspect of today’s technically advanced vehicles, from anti-lock brakes and fuel injection to GPS and SRS systems. Great opportunity exists as there is a dire need of capable professionals to service and repair these newer computerized vehicle systems. Eastern Arizona College’s automotive programs provide the top-quality instruction you need to take the industry certification exams and tap into well-paying employment options. You’re invited to visit campus to tour our state-of-the-art auto shop and learn more about EAC’s automotive programs and department scholarships. We’re here to help you achieve your goal of becoming an automotive industry professional.

Which Automotive Path Interests You?

  • The Automotive Service Technology Associate of Applied Science provides training for several automotive service and repair occupations, including business management and supervisory positions. The degree is highly recognized for meeting local and national industry standards and preparing students for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence certification tests.
  • The Automotive Service Consultant Certificate develops the automotive skills, salesmanship, and customer communication training needed to be a productive, efficient automotive service consultant/adviser.
  • The Automotive Technician Certificate provided basic automotive skills training to work in an automotive service facility and preparation for the ASE certification test.
  • The Auto Maintenance Certificate provides basic automotive skills training needed to perform vehicle preventative maintenance procedures and preparation for the ASE certification test.
Automotive Career Paths
  • Service Manager
  • Master Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Parts Specialist
  • Automotive Sales
  • Collision Repair
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Service Technician
Automotive Body Repair
Heavy Vehicle/Mobile Equipment Service Technician
Diesel Service Technicians/Mechanics

Program Details

Average Program Length
Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Preparation to sit the ASE certification tests and for employment in automotive service and repair; development of career skills for sales, business management, and supervisory positions; transfer possible.
4 full-time semesters
Automotive Service Consultant Certificate
Preparation to enter workforce as an automotive service consultant/adviser.
2 full-time semesters
Auto Technician Certificate
Preparation to sit the ASE certification tests and for entry-level employment at an automotive service facility.
2 full-time semesters
Auto Maintenance Certificate
Preparation to sit the ASE certification tests and for entry-level employment in vehicle preventative maintenance procedures.
1 full-time semester & 1 part-time semester