Degrees and Programs
The number of jobs for automotive technicians is projected to grow faster than average over the next decade. Many skilled technicians are expected to retire and will need to be replaced.
In the Automotive Technology program, you’ll receive the necessary training to diagnose, test, and repair the complicated workings of modern cars, light trucks, and SUV’s. Specific systems are covered in the classroom and then applied on vehicles in the lab and during the summer internship program. This training includes the latest electronic computer-control ignition and fuel systems and front-wheel drive vehicles. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for entry-level positions as line technicians, service writers, and, with experience, service managers and auto repair business owners.
Classes are held Monday through Thursday, allowing for a three-day weekend. Wayne State College will accept up to 66 credit hours from Northeast to apply to a bachelor of science degree in technology. (Enrollment in this program is limited and based on the date of completed requirements for acceptance into this program.)
You will gain on-the-job experience through a cooperative internship.
The Automotive Technology program at Northeast Community College is accredited through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.
As an Automotive Technician your responsibilities involve everything from simple mechanical repairs to high-level technology-related work. The increasing sophistication of automobiles requires the use of computerized shop equipment and electronic components while maintaining skills with traditional hand tools.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary for automotive technology technicians in Nebraska is $34,870.