State Fair Community College

Automotive Technology

Why study automotive technology?

Automotive Technology advances are evident everywhere, from fuel efficiency, engine design, suspension systems to steering components. Sophisticated electronic computer systems now control an amazing number of functions, from lighting and instrumentation to spark advance, air conditioning, braking, and trans-axle shifting.

As the complexity of automotive technology increases, so does the demand for highly skilled workers who have a thorough knowledge of how automobiles work and can quickly and accurately service today's vehicles. The automotive technology program at SFCC is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), an affiliate of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Certification signifies the program meets uniform national standards for facilities, equipment, staff credentials and curriculum.

All SFCC's program instructors are ASE certified. Advanced credit may be given for previous auto tech instruction and/or ASE certification.

SFCC offers both a certificate and a two-year associate of applied science degree for students interested in advancement or immediate employment in the field of automotive technology. 

This program requires students to have certain essential qualifications in order to be admitted and retained in the program. Click Essential Skills to view program specific qualifications.

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Skills Certificates in Automotive Technology

View COURSE CATALOG for all program requirements.


Jodi Fudge
Applied Science and Technology Division Chair
Automotive Technology
(660) 596-7260

Text message from a proud Automotive program graduate . . .

Hello Mr. Holbrook!!! I’m doing great!! How are you? One of these days I’m coming up to see all you guys. I miss all of you and would like to say thank you for everything. All of you were a great inspiration, and I learned a great deal and am putting it to good use. As you can see I got my master certification :) so proud of it, makes you feel a little taller in the world, lol. Hope the semester is going good, take care of yourself and once again thanks for everything. You’re a great FRIEND and WONDERFUL TEACHER!!!

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