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Automotive Technology - AT14 Diploma

Program Description: The Automotive Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment by offering advanced level courses in engine repair, automatic transmissions/transaxles, and manual drive trains and axles, whereas the Automotive Fundamentals diploma program offers training in these skills areas at the entry level technician only. Program graduates receive an Auto Technology diploma that qualifies them as well rounded entry-level technicians.

Locations Offered:
Ben Hill Irwin


  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Start Terms:

  • This program begins each Fall and Spring semester on the Valdosta and Ben Hill campuses.

Additional Information:

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

The WGTC Automotive Technology programs are accredited at the MASTER level by the ASE Education Foundation (previously NATEF).

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
1503 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Suite 401
Leesburg, VA 20176

Gainful Employment Information
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development 2
Occupational Courses 31
AUTT 1010 Introduction to Automotive Technology 2
AUTT 1030 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUTT 1050 Auto Suspension and Steering Systems 4
AUTT 1060 Automotive Climate Control Systems 5
AUTT 2020 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
AUTT 2030 Automatic Transmission and Transaxles 5
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010 College and Career Success Skills 3
COMP 2000 Intro. to Technology and Computer Application 3
Occupational Elective - Choose One of the Following (4 Hours) 4
AUTT 1070 Automotive Technology Internship 4
AUTT 2100 Automotive Alternative Fuel Vehicles 4
AUTT 2110 Automotive Light Duty Diesel Engines 4
WELD 1000 Introduction to Welding Technology 4
BUSN 1300 Introduction to Business 3
MGMT 1100 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 1120 Introduction to Business 3
MKTG 2210 Entrepreneurship 6
Auto Electrical Course Options - Choose One of the Following (7 Hours) 7
AUTT 1020 Automotive Electrical Systems 7
OR Complete Both of the Following (7 Hours) 7
AUTT 1021 Automotive Electrical Systems I 4
AUTT 1022 Automotive Electrical Systems II 3
Auto Engine Performance Course Options - Choose One of the Following (7 Hours) 7
AUTT 1040 Automotive Engine Performance 7
OR Complete Both of the Following (7 Hours) 7
AUTT 1041 Automotive Engine Performance I 3
AUTT 1042 Automotive Engine Performance II 4
Auto Engine Repair Course Options - Choose One of the Following (6 Hours) 6
AUTT 2010 Automotive Engine Repair 6
OR Complete Both of the Following (6 Hours) 6
AUTT 2011 Automotive Engine Repair I 3
AUTT 2012 Automotive Engine Repair II 3
Faculty & Staff

Automotive Repair Technology Instructor, Valdosta Campus

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