Students will gain the knowledge and skills to best prepare them for a challenging and rewarding career as an automotive technician in a dealership or independent repair business.

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Students will gain experience working in labs, working on vehicles and solving real problems as they occur. BYU-Idaho’s automotive facility is well-equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and test equipment where students can experience the latest technology and leave prepared to begin a successful career.

Courses are hands-on and interactive, allowing students to gain practical experience as they learn to understand technology and develop the problem-solving skills. Even though an associate’s degree in Automotive Technology takes less credits to complete, students will be gain the skills and knowledge they need in order to demonstrate quality workmanship.

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Automotive Technology have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Service Technician

A service technician is someone who performs maintenance, diagnosis, and repairs on the cars and trucks on the road. Technicians must be highly skilled, highly educated people. Modern cars can have well over 30 computers on board, with network communications and dozens of sensors and actuators that make components like engines and transmissions work correctly. Technicians who are able to accurately diagnose and repair these systems are in very high demand.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Automotice Technology, start with one of the following major-specific courses:

  • AUTO 125 — Introduction to Automotive Technology

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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