Program Code: TE030
According to the Federal Occupational Outlook Handbook, 126,000 new automotive technicians will be needed in America. This represents the biggest actual increase of all the technical careers listed and does not include the jobs that will become available due to retirements and promotions. Automotive technicians are needed everywhere and can command high pay. Earnings locally range from $20,000 to $85,000 annually and are higher in other parts of the country.
The Automotive Service Technology program at JJC is recognized as one of the premier automotive training programs in the Midwest and one of the few Certified Master Automotive Training programs by ASE/NATEF. It is designed to train students for employment as comprehensive automotive service technicians in dealerships, independent diagnostic and repair shops, in industrial settings, and in governmental agencies. Heavy emphasis is placed on providing training in the newest technology, including current electronic control systems. Over 20 percent of automotive technicians are self-employed. Since 1970, JJC has produced many of the finest and most successful technicians in the region and continues to provide the type of training most sought after by regional automotive service employers.
The entire program heavily emphasizes hands-on application of technical knowledge and the development of professional skills by including commercial shop experience along with a comprehensive program of subject-area specific courses. All skills and competencies mastered are electronically recorded. The documentation is provided to students daily and upon graduation. Students are required to provide uniforms.
All tools and equipment are provided for student use in our state-of-the-art training facility.