Bay College’s Automotive Program is recognized for continually producing the most qualified and well-rounded college graduates. The Automotive Department at Bay College has over 40 years of experience in teaching, advising and placing graduates in the automotive industry and related positions. Automotive employment opportunities exist in every community and in all parts of the world. The employment and career opportunities that our college automotive degree and certificate programs offer are limitless. Bay College offers an Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology.
Program: The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide a combination of theoretical and practical skills to enable graduates to move rapidly in their chosen occupational field. Students learn to apply automotive operating principles and to diagnosis malfunctions in automotive systems. The program emphasizes the development of skills in service, repairs, and diagnostic procedures. With state regulations, certification of auto technicians is required by law. The program provides an opportunity for students to prepare themselves for technician certification exams. The automotive industry has experienced a great deal of growth during the past one hundred years. It continues to remain a young, healthy, and a growing industry. Great opportunities await alert students seeking a profitable and challenging career in the future. Year by year, as automotive systems become more sophisticated, there is an increasing demand for trained technicians who have the knowledge and skill to service the ever changing and improved products. The program is accredited with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), www1.natef.org.
Equipment: Students are required to provide their own safety equipment, work clothes, and basic hand tool set. A list is provided. Estimated cost is between $1,000 and $2,500. Special student discounts are available. A quality set of hand tools is required by the second week of the semester for each course of the program, co-op, and future employability.
Note: A valid driver’s license is required for co-op.
Types of Jobs: Dealership service technicians, assistant or parts department manager, skilled jobs in automotive manufacturing, service equipment representative, rebuilding shop assembler, and repair shop operator.