Automotive Service Technology

One-Year Certificate

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Automotive MechanismProgram Mission

The Automotive Technology program provides quality education and hands-on training to prepare students for successful entry into the Automotive Technology career field. The program prepares students to further their education for those wishing to obtain a higher degree.

Program Description

The Automotive Technology Certificate program is committed to providing students with a wide range of knowledge and skills applicable to entry-level jobs as a certified automotive technician.

The UCC Automotive Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation.

Automotive Student

“I am pleased with the additional learning opportunities provided by the improved facility.”
- Brandi Loop

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Automotive Technology Certificate will:

  1. Apply fundamentals of automotive service training, including the basics of automotive diagnostics and repair, pre-delivery inspection, and warranty procedure.
  2. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive internal combustion engines
  3. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive brakes
  4. Diagnose, service, and repair electronic engine controls and emission systems
  5. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive electrical systems
  6. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive drive trains
  7. Diagnose, service, and repair automotive climate control systems

Ready to get started?

It's easy and only requires TWO steps.

Step 1

Fill out our request info form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Automotive program.

Step 2

If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.

Career Considerations

The Automotive Technology Certificate will provide training in the skills needed for an entry-level position as a technician in most automotive dealerships and repair shops.

According to the Oregon Labor Market Information System (OLMIS), this career field can be expected to grow over 15 percent statewide in the next 10 years.

Program Publications

Program Requirements

Program Admission Process

  • Complete online response form upon entering/registering for the program.
  • A basic toolset is required of all entering students. The list of tools, requirements are available through the automotive department.




John Blakely - Contact
Coordinator, Associate Professor, Automotive
Phone: 541-440-7782


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