Automotive Technology

Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

The Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program is state-of-the-art and teaches the latest technology that goes into today’s sophisticated, modern diesel truck. Upon successful completion of the Diesel Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program, students will be prepared for entry-level employment. Advancement and additional certification opportunities are also available for those currently working in the industry.

Collision Repair Technology

The Collision Repair Technology program prepares students for entry-level positions and career advancement in the collision repair industry. This program trains students to repair an automobile correctly, economically, and safely. The program includes diagnostic technologies, welding techniques, shop safety, metal straightening, panel replacement, interior trim and body refinishing, glass replacement, frame straightening, fiber glass repair, aluminum repair, surface preparation, painting techniques, refinishing, and damage estimation.

Automotive Technology

Students taking automotive technology courses at Richland are provided with a solid foundation of knowledge, experience, and skills to assist in job entry and career advancement in the automotive industry.  Students diagnose and repair all the current sophisticated automotive technology.  The Automotive Technology program has achieved master certification by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).  Students are prepared for the world-recognized Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification, and are encouraged to complete the certification process