Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology (AAS.AUTE) 71-72 credit hours
Automotive Technology (CER.AUTE) 65-66 credit hours
Automotive Heavy Line Technician (CER.AUTE.AHLT) 20 credit hours
Electrical, Emissions & Perf. Tech (CER.AUTE.EEPT) 22 credit hours
Light Line Repair Technician (CER.AUTE.LLRT) 14 credit hours

Automotive Programs

San Juan College offers a general two-year associate of applied science degree or one-year certificate program in Automotive Technology, as well as industry specific programs for Toyota (TTEN), Chrysler (CAP) and General Motors (ASEP). In TTEN, CAP and ASEP students are sponsored by automotive dealerships and earn their degrees in a co-op arrangement. Upon successful completion of the program, TTEN, CAP and ASEP students are employed by their sponsoring dealerships.


The Basic Automotive Program

Classes in automotive program offer specialized training in fuel systems (fuel injection); drivability, electrical systems, heating/air conditioning, transmissions, brakes (including anti-lock systems) and alignment and suspension.

Picture of ShopStudents train hands-on in a modern 70,000 square foot shop with state-of-the-art computers, tools, and equipment. San Juan College currently has a fleet of 80 late model vehicles which are consistently updated to ensure our students train on current technology and new vehicles.

Students entering the program should possess basic math comprehension and reading skills. An aptitude for mechanics and electronics are a plus.

In addition to tuition (currently $124.25 per credit hour plus additional fees per semester; based on in-state residency status for TTEN, CAP, & ASEP students and subject to change),tools cost approximately $3600 the first semester, and will include an additional $200 a semester thereafter. Textbooks will be approximately $200-$300 each semester. Financial aid is available to qualified students.


 Job OpportunitiesElectrical Training

There is a national shortage of technicians in the industry. Many job opportunities are available to students who want to pursue a rewarding career with good pay, excellent benefits and working conditions. San Juan College automotive technician graduates are well prepared to enter the job market both locally and in other states.



ASEP Student Brochure 2013-2014    CAP Student Brochure 2013-2014  

TTEN Student Brochure 2013-2014    Student Checklist      CAP, TTEN, or ASEP Application


For more information, please call Automotive Recruiter at 1-888-763-4227. Or send an email to