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Automotive Technology

World-Class Automotive Technology Training

The Automotive Technology Program trains students for employment in the automotive industry as technicians. Our students will be prepared for the ASE certification examinations. This ACC program is accredited by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). The foundation can be reached at 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA, 20175, 703.669.6650.

Automotive Service Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate Programs

 The two-year Automotive Technology program culminates with an Associate of Applied Science degree. This degree requires five academic classes. Admission into the Automotive Technology program is based on these requirements:

  1. Enrollment requires a personal interview with the program Director.
  2. Employment with GM, Chrysler, Honda, Acura, Nissan or other manufacturer or independent general automotive repair facility (student must obtain employment).
  3. To be eligible for acceptance, you must take a department administered automotive assessment test and pass an industry standard MVR, background and urinalysis check. Please download and sign the background check consent form.

Automotive Service Management Certificate
This is designed a work co-op program for those interested in a job as an automotive service writer/consultant or future service manager. The academic courses may be taken before or in conjunction with the automotive courses. Students must maintain employment in an automotive service department in conjunction with courses taken at ACC. Dealerships are particularly interested in female service writers as they are under-represented in the automotive service field. The certificate and degree programs have the same entrance eligibility requirements.

Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance Certificate
This is a work co-op program for those interested in a job as an advanced driveability specialist or would like to further their knowledge and training in advanced engine performance. Dealers are particularly interested in this specialty due to advances in technology on current model vehicles with increasing electrical/electronic devices. The certificate and degree programs have the same entrance eligibility requirements. Students must maintain employment in an automotive service department in conjunction with courses taken at ACC.

Course Descriptions

Professional Automotive Career Training

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ASEP- Automotive Service Educational Program

Work in a co-op for GM while you complete ACC's Automotive Technology Program. To learn more about our GM ASEP Program please contact Automotive Technology at 303.797.5846 or email automotive@arapahoe.edu.

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CAP-Chrysler Apprenticeship Program

Work in a co-op for Chrysler while you complete ACC's Automotive Technology Program. To learn more about our CAP Program please contact Automotive Technology at 303.797.5846 or email automotive@arapahoe.edu.

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Honda/Acura PACT Program

Receive Honda PACT and Acura PACT certification by American Honda Corporation while you complete ACC's Automotive Technology Program. To learn more about our PACT Program basic information and American Honda factory course certifications contact Automotive Technology at 303.797.5846 or email automotive@arapahoe.edu.

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Nissan-Nissan Denver Technician Apprenticeship Program

Work in a co-op for a Denver area Nissan dealer while you complete ACC's Automotive Technology Program. To learn more about our Nissan Program please contact Automotive Technology at 303.797.5846 or email automotive@arapahoe.edu.

ACC's Automotive program includes ASE certification or manufacturer-specific training. Each class in the program requires 5 – 45 additional hours of hands-on and/or Web-based training (under supervision of the Instructor) in addition to scheduled class hours.