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  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Every Semester

    Award: AAS, CERT, MINI-CERT

    Average Class Size: 12-25

    Program Length: 6 Full-Time Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day & Evening Classes

    Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Southwest

  • Career Information 
    In Colorado, employment of Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is projected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026. The projected number of annual job openings is 1,420 in Colorado. As the number of vehicles in use continues to rise, more entry-level service technicians will be needed to do basic maintenance and repair. Click the links below to access current employment, wage, and career information. Colorado and National data is provided from the US Department of Labor.


    What Will I Learn?
     
    The PCC Automotive Service Technology Program is accredited by NATEF (the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) and certified by ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. As such, this program meets the highest national standards for technical training in the automotive service industry. Students are prepared to become entry level technicians with skill sets in general maintenance, and diagnostic and repair skills for numerous automotive systems, including electrical, engine, transmission, suspension, brake, ignition, charging, and heating/air conditioning systems. Students and graduates are eligible to become ASE Certified. You can see the specific courses in the upper left corner of this page.

    Our Experienced Faculty 
    The PCC Automotive Technology faculty has extensive dealership and independent repair experience in automotive repair, and parts sales. Faculty members are trained ASE certified technicians with expertise in the automotive industry. The diverse background of our faculty includes technicians who are ASE certified in the following areas: engine repair, electrical and electronic systems, heating and AC, steering and suspension, brakes, advanced drivability, automatic and manual transmissions, and light diesel repair.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    As an ASE certified program, our labs meet the highest national standards for technical training in the automotive service industry. PCC offers advanced, hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment. Our industry partners provide new training vehicles, internships, and mentoring opportunities for our upcoming technicians. Snap On Tools and Matco Tools allow students to participate in Student Excellence Programs, and receive significant student discounts for hand tools and diagnostic equipment.



    Entrance into the Automotive Service Technology Program requires a special admissions process. Students must take an Accuplacer test and achieve college-ready scores in writing, reading, and math. The admissions process also involves a screening. For more information, or to obtain an application, please call the Automotive Department at 719-549-3354.

  • Spotlight

    Pueblo Community College is home to Subaru University; making it an official site for the car maker’s Web-based training program. In a press conference at the local dealership, speakers emphasized the value of the collaboration for students and local businesses. Jeremy Hamm, managing partner at Subaru of Pueblo, called the decision to join with PCC a “no-brainer” because of the high quality of the school’s program and graduates, which ensures Subaru will get “talented, trained technicians.”

    Subaru University