Transportation Services

The Transportation Services Technology program offers affordable, high quality, and accessible training for the modern Automotive and Diesel Technician using state of the art equipment and industry approved curriculum. Instruction in Drive Trains, Engines, Brakes, Climate Control, Suspension and Steering systems, Electronics/Electrical, Engine Performance, Alternative Fueled vehicles and Automatic Transmissions.


This hands-on instruction will give the student a competitive advantage to pass their ASE certification and obtain a stable, high tech, rewarding and high paying job. We pride ourselves in preparing students to be a qualified and productive member of the Transportation repair industry.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply principles of grammar and vocabulary in the documentation required to perform the duties of a repair technician to properly repair vehicles. (Communication Fluency)
  2. Apply Mathematical concepts and practices that are required to properly perform vehicle repair competencies to an (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence standard. (Quantitative Fluency)
  3. Evaluate evidence discovered during the diagnosis and troubleshooting of vehicles and apply those finding to strategies to properly repair the vehicle. (Critical Thinking)
  4. Describe the scope and application of principle features of the field of study, including core practices in the vehicle repair industry. (Specialized Knowledge)
  5. Demonstrate mastery of the current terminology in the Transportation Service industry and generate substantially error-free products or processes that define the duties of a repair technician. (Specialized Knowledge)
  6. Perform vehicle repair practices that meet or exceed industry standards as defined by (ASE) Automotive Service Excellence. (Applied Learning)
  7. Demonstrate personal and professional ethical behavior as applied to the industry. (Applied Learning)
  8. Define the legal and ethical standards required of the vehicle repair industry. (Specialized Knowledge)

Program Strengths

  • State-of-the-art equipment and current training aids supplied by the major automotive manufacturers including scan tools, digital scopes, computerized alignment equipment, and electronic ABS testers
  • Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • Completing the degree program enables graduates to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) examination
  • Instruction based on current industry required equipment and software
  • Hands-on curriculum

Career Pathways

Career pathway programs prepare students for employment in industries while also providing a stepping stone to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree and beyond. Learn more about career pathways.

Career Pathways Certificate Length of Program
Light Duty Automotive Technician Foundation I 2 semesters (9 credits)
Light Duty Automotive Technician Foundation II 2 semesters (8 credits)

Gainful Employment

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Transportation Services - Light Duty Technician - 47.0604

Career Options

Automotive/Diesel technician
Parts & Service distributor
Industrial Sales representative
Service Manager
Specialist - Drive Train, Chassis, or Engine
Technician - Brake, Climate Control, Suspension, Alignment, or electronic business owner