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 by taking the ASE Certification tests.  Instruction is offered in all eight areas of ASE certification.

Career and Technical Education Options


  • Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology


  • Senior Automotive Repair Technician Certificate
  • Automotive Service Specialist Certificate
  • Automotive Performance Specialist Certificate
  • Automotive Brake, Steering, and Suspension Specialist Certificate
  • Automotive HVAC Specialist Certificate
  • Automotive Engine Rebuilder Certificate
  • Automotive Transmission and Driveline Specialist Certificate

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