Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook

Automotive Technology, Diploma

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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. Program graduates receive an Automotive Technology diploma that qualifies them as well rounded entry-level technicians. (5 Semesters minimum)

View the Automotive Diploma Program Fact Sheet for additional information.

Students may become certified by taking the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification tests administered in eight areas by ACT (American College Testing).


Employment opportunities include but are not limited to a general automotive technician, basic automotive service technician, brake and front end specialist, air conditioning and electrical specialist, computer systems specialist, engine performance specialist, service advisor, service writer, and parts attendant.

Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Click here to review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Automotive Technology diploma.


Essential General Education Courses (8 Credits)

Auto Engine Repair Option

(must complete 6 credits)

Auto Engine Performance Option

(must complete 7 credits)

Auto Electrical Option

(must complete 7 credits)

Total Hours: 55

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