At SFCC you will find your path to academic and job success. Discover outstanding faculty, excellent programs, affordable tuition and support throughout your journey. Enroll at SFCC to advance your career, complete a certificate or associate degree, or transfer to a four-year institution.
Revved up for an exciting career in Automotive Technologies? With a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technologies from Santa Fe Community College, you'll be ready for a dynamic career as a technician or mechanic who can work on all kinds of vehicles in any part of the country.
Automotive Technologies Program
SFCC’s Automotive Technologies Program is a one-stop shop for everything you need to become an automotive technician. All classes are taught by ASE Certified Technicians in a real-life instructional atmosphere that will aid your knowledge skills and understanding of an automotive repair business.
A wide range of hands-on coursework in car repair and automotive technical training will earn you Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in up to eight competency areas: Automotive Engine Repair, Auto Maintenance and Light Truck Repair, Automatic Transmission Transaxle, Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, Brakes, Manual Transmission and Drive Train, Steering and Suspension, and Electrical/Electronic Systems and Engine Performance.
Instruction is currently being offered in a hybrid mode combining online and on campus classes in SFCC’s new, state-of-the-art Automotive Technology Center, an inspiring place to work on today’s advanced vehicle systems. The ADA-compliant building has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its green design. Thanks to a partnership with Snap-On Tools, students can purchase their tools at a greatly discounted rate.
SFCC’s automotive technology program encourages people of all genders to consider the automotive industry as a career path. Female technicians remain significantly under-represented in the field of auto maintenance and repair. However, what was once an industry that was exclusively represented by men has been undergoing many changes. The physical barriers that women may have once felt when entering the field have largely disappeared while other skills such communicating effectively and following technical instructions have become more important toward success in this field. (Learn How An All-Female Pennsylvania Car Repair Shop Is Defying Gender Stereotypes)
Many students participate in internships and the automotive department works hard to develop and maintain business relationships that will assist in the placement of students in employment.
The median annual salary for an entry-level automotive position is $40,710 and industry demand for skilled automotive technicians and mechanics is soaring.
Marketing funding for this program provided in-part by the Carl D. Perkins Education Grant.