About the Program
The Automotive Center of Excellence offers high-tech training using state-of-the-art instruction, the latest technology and equipment that prepares technicians to troubleshoot complex issues and make repairs.
AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1
AREA OF STUDY: Public Safety, Transportation & Consumer Services
Degrees and Certificates
Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.Visit the HCC Catalog
The Automotive Technology program and curriculum are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, 703.669.6650 Fax: 703.669.6125, www.natef.org.
Students receiving the AAS degree can look forward to a variety of employment opportunities in the automotive industry as repair technicians, service writers, service managers, shop foremen, and/or business owners. All instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), 101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, www.ase.com
In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.
TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
The Automotive Technician Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF) in Maintenance and Light Repair. Founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3)organization the mission of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) is to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs nationwide at secondary and post-secondary, public and proprietary schools. To accomplish this mission NATEF examines the structure, resources and quality of training programs and evaluates them against standards established by the industry. These standards reflect the skills that students must master to be successful in the industry.
Automotive Educational Partnerships
Houston Community College has partnered with Audi and is now offering students online courses. Please contact the Automotive Department at 713-718-8100 for more information.
Houston Community College has partnered with Subaru and is now offering students online courses. A student can earn up to a Level 2 Technician Certificate with the Subaru online training. Please contact the Automotive Department at 713-718-8100 for more information.
There are 14,251 Automotive Master Mechanics employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 4.2% over the next four years.
The estimated annual job openings is 550 jobs a year.
Median Wages - $15.65 hourly, $33,000 annually