Automotive Technology

  • Type of Degree: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Location: Randolph Center Campus
  • Program Accreditation: NATEF (ASE)
  • Credit Requirements: 65

You can turn your love for cars into a career. As automobiles become more complex and even autonomous, the professionals who service these vehicles must possess extensive knowledge of the sophisticated mechanical, electrical, and computer systems currently used. The Vermont Tech Automotive Technology program will provide you with the technical education increasingly in demand by automotive manufacturers, dealerships, independent repair facilities, and equipment manufacturers alike. You will acquire knowledge through a broad exposure to mechanical and electronic automobile devices through classroom and laboratory experience, including a 10-week summer cooperative education requirement where you will get real-world experience and the opportunity to explore future employment.

The comprehensive nature of the program ensures that graduates are prepared to solve problems on vehicles regardless of origin. Throughout the curriculum faculty and staff reinforce the principles of professional ethics, critical thinking, and problem-solving as they are applied to the workplace. Students are also introduced to basic business management practices.

This program has been developed with the support and encouragement of the Vermont Automobile Dealer’s Association.

A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology will be able to:

  • Understand the theory of operation, plus diagnostic and service procedures of engines; brakes; suspension and steering systems; electrical and electronic systems; drive-train systems; engine performance; advanced technology vehicles; automatic transmissions; and automotive heating and air-conditioning systems
  • Communicate effectively with customers and business relations
  • Exhibit the principles of professional conduct in all aspects of customer relations

Students are required to wear black work pants and steel-toed leather work or hiking boots in all lab sections. The college provides t-shirts.

The student must have in their possession a set of tools for use in the lab and during the summer cooperative work experience and must also have a dependable vehicle to travel to and from the lab facilities.


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Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Automotive Technology

Vermont Tech Automotive Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.


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