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Automotive Technology

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Piedmont Technical College's nationally recognized Automotive Technology program prepares future certified technicians for the challenges of the automotive industry. The specialized training you’ll receive in the automotive program will prepare you to become an ASE certified technician, a credential that can provide greater earning potential through demonstrating your expertise in the field.

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • 87% placement rate for 2009-2011 graduates
  • Average South Carolina technician salary for 2013: $40,000

Entry Level Positions:

  • Automotive Dealer Technician
  • Service Shop Technician
  • Possible Self-employment

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Program Information

Students receive training in our state-of-the-art facility in eight areas of automotive service: engine repair, engine performance, electrical and electronic systems, manual drive train and axles, automatic transmission/transaxle, suspension and steering systems, brakes, and heating and air conditioning. Students also learn customer service skills needed in today's automotive shop environment and develop strong work habits.

Resources

Download the Automotive Technology Program's  Required Tool List »

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 T2/Chicago Pneumatic Southeast Region School of the Year
  • Top 4, 2009 T2/Chicago Pneumatic National School of the Year
  • 2007 S.C. Automotive Award of Excellence (AIPC)

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