Automotive Technology and Outdoor Powered Equipment

Build expertise in the automotive industry’s latest tools and in-demand job skills. This program provides comprehensive training for diagnosing and repairing engine, drivetrain, brake, suspension, and heating and cooling systems. Upon completion of your associate degree, you’ll be prepared for industry-recognized ASE certification.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Automotive Engineering Technicians

    Assist engineers in determining the practicality of proposed product design changes and plan and carry out tests on experimental test devices or equipment for performance, durability, or efficiency.

    Hourly Wage: $21.66

    Currently Employed: 419

    Projections:

    419 people are employed as Automotive Engineering Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 5.49% over the next four years.

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  • Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles

    Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.

    Hourly Wage: $14.75

    Currently Employed: 56

    Projections:

    56 people are employed as Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles. This number is expected to decrease by 10.71% over the next four years.

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  • Automotive Master Mechanics

    Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.

    Hourly Wage: $17.51

    Currently Employed: 4799

    Projections:

    4799 people are employed as Automotive Master Mechanics. This number is expected to increase by 6.75% over the next four years.

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  • Automotive Specialty Technicians

    Repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.

    Hourly Wage: $17.51

    Currently Employed: 4799

    Projections:

    4799 people are employed as Automotive Specialty Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 6.75% over the next four years.

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  • Tire Repairers and Changers

    Repair and replace tires.

    Hourly Wage: $11.89

    Currently Employed: 874

    Projections:

    874 people are employed as Tire Repairers and Changers. This number is expected to increase by 4% over the next four years.

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  • Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation

    Inspect and monitor transportation equipment, vehicles, or systems to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.

    Hourly Wage: $32.18

    Currently Employed: 144

    Projections:

    144 people are employed as Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation. This number is expected to increase by 6.94% over the next four years.

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  • Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

    Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.

    Hourly Wage: $14.69

    Currently Employed: 81

    Projections:

    81 people are employed as Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers. This number is expected to increase by 4.94% over the next four years.

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  • Marine Engineers

    Design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems.

    Hourly Wage: $44.32

    Currently Employed: 17

    Projections:

    17 people are employed as Marine Engineers. This number is expected to increase by 17.65% over the next four years.

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  • Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

    Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.

    Hourly Wage: $18.23

    Currently Employed: 161

    Projections:

    161 people are employed as Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 8.07% over the next four years.

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  • Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

    Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.

    Hourly Wage: $17.91

    Currently Employed: 137

    Projections:

    137 people are employed as Engine and Other Machine Assemblers. This number is expected to increase by 2.92% over the next four years.

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  • Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants

    Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, install antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

    Hourly Wage: $11.15

    Currently Employed: 947

    Projections:

    947 people are employed as Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants. This number is expected to increase by 7.92% over the next four years.

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  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics

    Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems.

    Hourly Wage: $26.08

    Currently Employed: 1304

    Projections:

    1304 people are employed as Industrial Machinery Mechanics. This number is expected to increase by 12.12% over the next four years.

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  • Motorcycle Mechanics

    Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.

    Hourly Wage: $15.72

    Currently Employed: 103

    Projections:

    103 people are employed as Motorcycle Mechanics. This number is expected to increase by 8.74% over the next four years.

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  • Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

    Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.

    Hourly Wage: $16.83

    Currently Employed: 155

    Projections:

    155 people are employed as Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics. This number is expected to increase by 7.74% over the next four years.

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  • First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

    Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

    Hourly Wage: $28.52

    Currently Employed: 2774

    Projections:

    2774 people are employed as First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers. This number is expected to increase by 7.57% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.