Automotive Technology

Degree Type
Associate in Science

The Associate of Science degree in Automotive Technology – Mazda Pathway provides the technical training and academic course work needed to build a rewarding career.

Our two-year degree program features hands-on automotive lab experience working on actual automotive problems in a real shop atmo- sphere. This “live work” approach lets students apply skills by performing work on vehicles needing repair. High-tech training is grouped with course work that explores the operation of automotive systems and engine repair, including; electrical, brakes, steering and suspension, automatic and manual transmissions, heating and cooling, and engine performance. Along the way you will receive individual instruction from our experienced faculty and enjoy a small class size. All Instructors are ASE master certified with L1 Advanced diagnostic certification. As a graduate, you will be prepared to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician certification exam.

The Mazda Pathway: The Mazda Automotive Student Training (MAST) connects schools and students with Mazda dealers to create a Mazda-supported technician career path.


Students enroll as an automotive student and go through the first semester with peers in the automotive technology program. As long as the student maintains a 2.5 GPA or higher, they begin the MAST pathway during the second semester.


During the spring semester, the MAST online training prepares students to become a Certified Technician before summer. Once they are

a Certified Technician, the student is authorized to work in a Mazda dealership doing oil changes, tire rotation; and similar basic technician work.

  • Summer Co-op: As a Certified Technician, the Automotive Technology – Mazda Pathway students will join a paid Mazda Internship the summer between their first and second year in the program.
  • Fall, Senior Year: MAST students will take additional online, self-paced training modules like the first year. These will need to be completed by the end of the spring semester of their senior year to earn a Senior Technician status. MAST students will also complete specific hands-on tasks in their advanced electrical course this semester.
  • Spring, Senior Year: MAST students will complete online, self-paced training modules, and additional hands-on tasks in their engine performance class.
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