The Automotive Service Technician program is being restructured into a one-year certificate. New applicants are not being accepted at this time. To be informed when the program is ready, please fill out our response form.
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This is the first Career Pathways Certificate in the Automotive program and takes 33 credits to complete.
The technical knowledge required to achieve an entry level position as an Automotive Technician to meet current industry standards requires courses that enhance critical problem solving and advance practical diagnostic skills.
The UCC Automotive Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation.
NOTE: Students may be able to attend different courses (tracks) through FIRST YEAR automotive classes — see your automotive instructors/advisers for track advising.
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Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the Automotive program.
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.
Automotive Technician (Basic)
This occupation is one in which required skill levels are constantly being upgraded. Increased sophistication of automotive systems and the need for computerized diagnostic tools compels schools to constantly update curriculum to meet industry demands.
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.
View / Download catalog information for Automotive Basic Technician: Pathway Certificate
Program Admission Process
The Automotive programs have limited enrollment. To start in the fall term, it is best to turn in applications before September.
Applicants must successfully complete the admission application form and meet the program requirements. Admission to the program will be based on accepted application to the program and then on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows.
A basic tool set is required of all entering students. A list of required tools is available from the automotive instructors. UCC offers Automotive Certificates and AAS options.
Minimum GPA in automotive classes shall be 2.00. For current program requirements, you are strongly urged to consult with a member of the automotive staff or an adviser.
Please see the link below to apply to the Automotive Program. This application must be printed out and cannot be completed or processed online.
View / Download the Automotive Program Application
The Automotive Program courses, policies, and graduation requirements are under constant review and subject to change. (Contact the department for details.)
High School Students
Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school at the same time! You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
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Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
John Blakely - Contact
Coordinator, Associate Professor, Automotive