Automotive Technology and Outdoor Powered Equipment

This program has Fast Track Career options that let you skill up with an in-demand career certificate that employers are looking for. See awards below for Fast Track options.

Keep vehicles and other machines running smoothly by pursuing a career in automotive technology and outdoor powered equipment. Austin Community College’s training program focuses on engine, drivetrain, brake, suspension, and heating/cooling repair. The associate degree pathway prepares you to take the ASE certification test, while fast-track career certificates help you find a job quickly.

Pride Points

Fast-track options

In-demand field 

Onsite repair shop

Career & Salary Information

The modern world is powered by engines, so demand for automotive technology and outdoor powered equipment professionals is always high. A formal education will give you an edge when seeking jobs in garages, repair shops, and other settings. Check out some career possibilities below.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • 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.


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  • Automotive Body and Related Repairers

    Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.


    Hourly Wage: $


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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: $


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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: $


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  • Automotive Specialty Technicians

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


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  • Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

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


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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: $


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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.


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

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


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  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics

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


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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.


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  • Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

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


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  • Motorcycle Mechanics

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


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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.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

Austin Community College offers associate degrees that give you a strong foundation leading to a career or university transfer. In career-tech programs, you also have the option to earn a certificate that requires enough credits for entry-level employment while you stack those credits toward an associate degree in your program. Learn more.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology Honda PACT Specialization

Certificate Level 1

Advanced Automotive Level 1
Automotive Technology Honda PACT Specialization Level 1
Basic Automotive Level 1 Fast Track Award
Marine Engine Repair Advanced Level 1
Motorcycle Repair Advanced Level 1
Small Engine Repair Advanced Level 1
Toyota M-TEN Level 1

Advanced Technical Certificate

Automotive Technology

Occupational Skills Award

Automotive Technology