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Automotive Technician

Automotive Technician Training Program

Train hands-on in a simulated automotive repair shop to work on various makes and models of vehicles.

Can you believe more computer technology exists in today’s cars than in the first Apollo Mission? That is why you gain hands-on training preparing to work on today’s modern and sophisticated automobiles in our real-world automotive repair facility.

Your training will help you analyze, troubleshoot and repair vehicles in a wide variety of careers – from specialty technician to master technician.

Our certified and experienced instructors have a real passion for the automotive industry and strive to prepare you to become qualified automotive technicians.

Our Automotive Technician program is offered in:

Program Overview

Associate of Occupational Studies Degree

Automotive Technician Certificate

Classes Start July 8th

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Admissions Requirements

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What will I learn?

Associate of Occupational Studies Degree

Through the Automotive Technician Program, students can earn an Associate of Occupational Studies degree. Students will develop knowledge and skills to function effectively in an entry-level employment position within the automotive service and/or repair industries.

Some of the courses you will take:
AUT-119 Automotive Service Practices
AUT-122 Engine Design Fundamentals
AUT-124 Automotive Accessories & HVAC Fundamentals
AUT-126 Brakes, Steering, & Suspension Fundamentals
AUT-128 Manual Transmission & Drive Train Fundamentals

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Automotive Technician Certificate

Graduates will have developed the occupational skills in a heavily hands-on environment needed to function effectively in an entry-level employment position within the automotive service and repair industry.

Some of the courses you will take:
AUT-140 Automotive Service Practices & A/C Fundamentals
AUT-141 Automotive Electronics
AUT-142 Engine Design Fundamentals
AUT-143 Transmission, Transaxles & Drivetrains
AUT-145 Engine Performance & Hybrid

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Skills and Training

The Automotive Technician program is designed to give you the confidence and skills you need to succeed in your new career.

During your classes, you will:

  • Get hands-on automotive training using Snap-on tools and diagnostics.
  • Design and assemble high performance engines at our Colorado Springs campus.
  • Learn light diesel engine repair at our Albuquerque, Grand Junction, and Pueblo campuses.
  • Receive personalized instruction from ASE and Snap-on certified instructors. (Not all instructors are ASE and/or Snap-on certified)
  • Prepare to sit for automotive certifications.


Students may receive the opportunity to sit for the following certifications:

  • ASE Student Certifications
  • ASE Certification A1, A5, A6 (2 years of hands-on experience required)
  • EPA Section 609 Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Certifications
  • Various Snap-On Certifications (degree students only)

After Graduation Certifications

After successfully completing your training at IntelliTec College, you will be well on your way to being prepared to sit for these automotive certification exams:

  • ASE Certifications (Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating & Air Conditioning, Engine Performance, Light Vehicle Diesel Engines)
  • Snap-on S-Tech Certifications (S-Tech Shop Key Repair Database, S-Tech Hand Tool Safety, S-Tech Electrical Tool Safety, S-Tech 504/604 Multimeter, S-Tech Ethos, S-Tech Modis, S-Tech Vantage Pro, S-Tech Solus Pro, Snap On Certification: S-Tech Verus, S-Tech Solus Ultra)

Automotive Technician Program Gainful Employment Disclosures: Albuquerque | Colorado Springs | Grand JunctionPueblo 


What are the job opportunities in this field?

  • Transmission Technician & Rebuilder
  • Drivability Technician
  • Automotive HVAC Technician
  • Parts Professional or Sales
  • Front-end Technician
  • General Service Technician
  • Brake Technician

What is the salary potential in this career?

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found at National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available at or visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec College graduates work and the beginning salaries in their respective careers.

What is the job outlook for the next 10 years?

According to the US Department of Labor, job opportunities for qualified applicants with the right skills and education should be very good and those who complete formal postsecondary training programs or achieve ASE certification should enjoy the best job prospects.


What are the typical working hours for this career?

The majority of automotive technicians are employed on a full-time basis. Some automotive service centers are open late or on weekends so technicians may have to work some evenings and weekends.