With the rapid evolution of automotive technology, those who service vehicles need extensive knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, and computer systems utilized by the industry. Our Automotive Technology associate degree program will prepare you with the in-demand skills that employers in dealerships, repair facilities, manufacturing plants, and beyond are looking for in a candidate. With 10 weeks of built-in work co-operative learning, you’re guaranteed to have industry experience before you graduate.
Why Study Automotive Technology at Vermont State?
- Designed for success: This program has been developed with the support and encouragement of the Vermont Automobile Dealer’s Association.
- Comprehensive Curriculum: 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: Our program has a 10-week co-operative built in, ensuring that you graduate with industry experience.
- Stability and Security: The average annual salary for automotive service technicians and mechanics is $47,990*, and there is projected to be no significant loss of positions in the field through 2030**.
Financial Aid for Automotive Technology Students
Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Automotive Technology to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.
Internships & Jobs in Automotive Technology
At Vermont State, you’ll gain leading-edge skills for Automotive Technology jobs through internships, co-ops, career coaching, and more. Our internship placements are guaranteed to grow your professional network. This program includes a 10-week summer co-operative session as part of the required curriculum. The co-operative is designed to provide you with opportunities to apply your classroom and shop-based education to the real world, guaranteeing you’ll have a foundation for success in all aspects of the automotive technology profession.
This program is accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASE).
“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.”Katie Colligan, ’18, Automotive Technology