Automotive Technology


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.

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Planets Align for PTC Graduate's Small Automotive Business

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Every once in a while, you might find Jason Cooley gazing at the stars from his auto repair and custom suspension business in Cross Hill. The business day ends at 6 p.m., but that’s often when the big projects receive uninterrupted attention. The hours he puts in are his prerogative. 

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • 67% placement rate for 2014-2016 graduates
  • Average South Carolina technician salary $38,470

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.


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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)