Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

Get the in-demand skills employers are looking for with an A.A.S. in Automotive Technology from Vermont State University. This ASE-certified program combines comprehensive classroom training with hands-on practice and a ten-week placement in a workplace setting. Graduate prepared to maintain, diagnose, and repair any kind of car or light/medium duty truck. You’ll be ready to launch your career and confidently step into automotive technician jobs at dealerships, repair shops, and manufacturing facilities in the auto industry.

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Why Study Automotive Technology at Vermont State?

  • Designed for Career Success: Complete training carefully structured for today’s automotive technology jobs. Our program is NECHE certified and has been developed with the support and encouragement of the Vermont Automobile Dealers Association.   
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Gain confidence for any technician setting. You’ll leave with the skills and know-how to maintain, diagnose, and repair mechanical and electronic systems in any automobile or light/medium-duty truck. 
  • Hands-on Learning: Reinforce everything you’re studying by putting it into practice. Most courses include a lab element where you’ll work on vehicles and components, solving real problems. And we help place students in paid internships. Many students , upon completion of their internship, are offered an employment contract for when they earn their degree.”  
  • Up to Date: Be ready for the latest technologies. In addition to traditional cars and trucks, you’ll study the design principles, systems, and service needs of electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel vehicles. 
  • Stability and Security: Prepare for a well-paying career that’s here for the long haul. The mean annual salary for automotive service technicians and mechanics is $46,880, and employment in the field is expected to hold steady through the remainder of this decade.  

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Sample Courses

  • Engine Diagnostics & Repair 
  • Automotive Electronics Lab 
  • Advanced Engine Performance & Fuel 
  • Advanced Technology Vehicle 

Student Stories

“I think there are a lot of girls out there who are scared to follow their dreams because of the judgment that can go on with it. I want to be part of the movement to break down those barriers and open up this field to women. I try and check in with the female students in auto and diesel every year to see how they are doing. I just want to see them succeed the way I did.” 

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