Automotive Technology

The Automotive Department offers a two-year ASE Certified Automotive Technology, Associate of Applied Science degree and an ASE Certified Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, One-year Certificate. Programs emphasize training in service, diagnosis, and the repair of modern vehicles using the latest diagnostic and under-car equipment. In cooperation with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mercerdes Benz, Subaru, Toyota, the National Coalition of Certification Centers, Snap-on Corporation, and ASE Education Foundation, training combines operational theory with hands-on activities for engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmission and drivetrain, suspension, steering and brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. The program prepares students to pass ASE certification tests and begin a career as an automotive service technician.

Program Requirements

Some automotive courses require placement into WR 095 and MTH 075. A meeting with a program advisor is required prior to registering for first year classes. Refer to the department website for additional policies and details.

Additional program costs are approximately:

  • $1,275.00 tool fee per term in the first 3 terms.
  • $100 - $200 per term for textbooks.
  • $10 lab fee per credit for each Automotive course.


The Automotive Technology program is located at the Advanced Transportation Technology Center (ATTC) on 2000 West Oak Street in Lebanon, Oregon. The training facilities include 38,000 square feet of professional learning and repair space, furnished Snap-on Tools for student use, a Mustang AC/EC Hybrid Dynamometer, and over 20 state-of-the-art Snap-on Diagnostic Tools including bi-directional scan tools, 4 channel scopes, flash re-programmers, and 5 gas analyzers.