Automotive Technology

This program may be right for you if you

  • Strong work ethic
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Strong technical skills with the ability to research specific challenges
  • Leadership and communications skills
  • Safety orientation
  • Customer service orientation


What do our students learn?

  • Vehicle electrical systems and subsystems diagnosis and repair A6
  • Proper safety, maintenance, testing and repair of automotive HVAC systems A7
  • Automotive engine performance diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair using service information A8
  • Diagnosis and repair of common modern automobiles
  • All five remaining ASE areas of repair: Engine repair A1, Automatic transmissions A2, Clutches, manual transmissions drive lines, differential assemblies and transaxles A3, Steering and suspension A4, Brake systems A5

Why CEI's Automotive program?

  • Affordable
  • 10:1 Student-to-teacher ratio
  • Learn in a live shop
  • ASE Master-certified instructors
  • 1200 hours of experience


How Long Will it Take?

  • Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC):
    • 2 full-time semesters (12 months)
  • Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC):
    • 4 full-time semesters (24 months)
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS):
    • 4 full-time semesters (29 months) including 5 general education classes

Where are our Graduates Working?

  • Large and small car dealerships
  • National and local repair shops
  • Auto parts dealers
  • Transmission and specialty shops


How much do our graduates make?

Over the last five years our graduates started out averaging $32,032 to $41,600*

(Based on a 2080-hour work year, wage information is given within the first year of employment)

* The statistics on this Business Management Program flyer are results from the former Business Technologies Program



97.78% - Average placement for graduates over the past five years


Catalog Information

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