There’s a growing need for automotive service and repair pros! Hone your love of cars and skill with engines with the Gwinnett Tech Automotive Technology program!
Gwinnett Tech’s Automotive Technology program provides the advanced training you’ll need to start a career in this field. Students will train on the latest vehicles and technology, and you’ll learn service and repair procedures that are popular on today’s automobiles and trucks.
Gwinnett Tech’s Automotive Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc./Automotive Service Excellence (ASE-NATEF). Our General Automotive program is pleased to offer the Nissan Technician Training Academy (NTTA) program for prospective Nissan and Infiniti technicians. Students who want specialized training on Nissan and Infiniti vehicles may do so by enrolling in the General Automotive program at degree level and declaring this intention during orientation. Program classes are scheduled for day or evening at our Lawrenceville campus, and students may begin the program during the fall or spring semesters.
Interested in learning more about our automotive programs? Attend one of our Monthly Information Sessions and speak to one of our instructors.
What are my program options?
- Automotive Technology, AAS
- Automotive Technology, Diploma
- Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician, Certificate
- Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist, Certificate
- Automotive Climate Control Technician, Certificate
- Automotive Engine Performance Technician, Certificate
- Automotive Engine Repair Technician, Certificate
- Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist, Certificate
Take the first step towards a career in Automotive Technology and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!
Our Automotive Technology advisory board will provide you with relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers.
At the time of hiring, dealerships/shops will conduct a criminal background check on students/graduates applying for positions. A satisfactory criminal background report is conditional for employment with many businesses.
Issues affecting a background check may hinder a student/graduate in securing a job while in school, or upon graduation.
Students must be at least 16 years old to start the program.
**Due to the demand and popularity of automotive programs (Automotive Technology, Ford ASSET, Heavy Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, & Mopar CAP) at Gwinnett Technical College, new students must contact AutomotiveDivision@GwinnettTech.edu immediately after applying to the college to complete a program advisement form. Acceptance into Gwinnett Technical College does not guarantee immediate placement within these programs.
Can I work while I learn?
Class schedules are designed to encourage student employment in the automotive industry while taking classes.
What career options will I have?
- Air Conditioning and Electrical Specialist
- Automotive Technician
- Brake and Front End Specialist
- Engine Performance Specialist
- Transmission Specialist
What can I expect from the Automotive Technology program?
Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program train to become automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, who inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks. Classes are designed to prepare students to work on traditional mechanical components, such as engines, transmissions, and drive belts, as well as a growing number of electronic systems and alternative fuels, such as ethanol and electricity. Students enrolled in the Nissan® Technician Training Academy train on Nissan and Infiniti® vehicles during lab exercises utilizing Nissan-specific tools, equipment and technical information. Actual technician training credit for certain Nissan Technical Training courses may be earned by completing approved courses in the General Automotive program curriculum, as well.
How much will it cost?
Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!