2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Automotive Diploma Program Fact Sheet


What is an Automotive Tech? An automotive technician performs basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, performing tune-ups, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires. They also repair and/or replace worn parts, such as brake pads and wheel bearings. When needed they can even disassemble and reassemble parts such as engines or transmissions. Their job also includes explaining to clients their automotive problems and the repairs done on their vehicles.
Diploma and Certificates
  • Automotive Fundamentals, Diploma
  • Automotive Technology, Diploma
  • Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician, Certificate
  • Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist, Certificate
  • Automotive Climate Control Technician, Certificate
  • Automotive Engine Performance Technician, Certificate
Prerequisite Courses
  1. FYES 1000  
  2. Diploma level proficiency is required in math before taking technical courses. Please refer to course descriptions in online catalog for specific prerequisites. Students are encouraged to complete any learning support courses needed, and then General Education courses.
  3. Students are encouraged to acquire a personal set of hand tools.
Length of Program Automotive Fundmentals, Diploma: 4 semesters
39 Credit hours
Automotive Technology, Diploma: 5 semesters
55 Credit hours
Semester Program Begins

Fall and spring semester

Application Process Applicants to the Automotive diploma programs must meet all Admission requirements; complete an application and pay the application fee. Individuals apply to GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.
Program Deadlines

You may enter in the fall or spring semesters.

For more information, contact: Robert Bauman, program director, RBauman@GwinnettTech.edu, 678.226.6742.
For admission and enrollment, contact:

Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at the Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email ACTTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.


Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

2016 Median pay            $35,200 to $38,470
Entry level education            Post-Secondary diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2014 - 2024            237,200
Job growth, 2014 - 2024            9%