Being a good automotive service technician takes more than a wrench and a jack.
It requires knowledge of various machines and diagnostic computers.


The Automotive Technology program at Southern Union State Community College combines automotive classroom lessons with hands-on education, so you’ll gain academic, technical and professional knowledge as well as the skills required to get the job done.


You’ll start off studying the fundamentals, plus a math class, then move your way up to study everything from drive trains and axles to microcomputer applications.



The pay for automotive service technicians is rising as the job becomes more technical. The average pay for such a job in Alabama is over $36,000 a year, with those at the top of the field earning $59,830.



Study in this field prepares you for more than a job in automotive service. It’s also ideal for people planning to become service advisors, parts salespersons or automobile specialists. Also, you’ll be prepared for the nationally recognized industry credentials for Automotive Service Excellence certification.

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Southern Union State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Occupational Technologies Degrees. Southern Union provides equal educational opportunities and is open and accessible to all qualified students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, gender or disability with respect to all of its programs, activities or employment.