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Automotive Service Technology Associate Degree

AAS Associate of Applied Science Degree
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2 Years
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Ignite your passion for automotive technology at Clackamas Community College 

Fuel your future with an Automotive Service Technology Associate Degree from Clackamas Community College. Our two-year program equips you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience you need to thrive in the high-demand automotive industry.  

Master in-demand automotive skills

Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of automotive repair and maintenance areas, including:

  • Engine repair
  • Automatic and manual transmissions
  • Drive train systems
  • Suspension and steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Engine performance
  • Safety systems
  • Alternative fuel vehicles

Clackamas Community College's Automotive Service Technology program prepares you to:

  • Pass ASE certification exams.
  • Begin a fulfilling career as an automotive service technician.
  • Pursue career advancement opportunities in the automotive industry.

Start your journey today

Entry into the program is yearly, typically beginning fall term. An alternate schedule may be available depending on program limits for student seat loads.  Apply now and take the first step toward a successful career in the automotive field!

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

Required classes for the Automotive Service Technology Associate Degree

Job Outlook

Drive into a rewarding career with high-earning potential 

The automotive industry is experiencing a growing demand for skilled technicians. With an Automotive Service Technology Associate Degree from Clackamas Community College, you'll be prepared for a variety of exciting career opportunities. From fixing everyday vehicles to specializing in cutting-edge technology like hybrid and electric cars, the possibilities are endless.

Build your resume with on-the-job training 

Through partnerships between CCC and automotive repair businesses, you can learn in the classroom and on the job in our internship and the Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) courses.
For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Learn the in-demand techniques for automotive success 

Our comprehensive curriculum and hands-on labs cover a wide range of automotive systems and technologies that should give you the skills you need to succeed in the automotive industry. The program covers a vast range of systems and technologies that power today's vehicles, from the intricacies of engine repair to the future-forward world of hybrid and electric vehicles. 

In this program, we teach: 

  • Automotive servicing: Learn the latest hybrid and electric vehicle technology and how to repair the systems.
  • Common repairs: Service and repair automatic and manual transmission/transaxles, heating/air conditioning, electrical, engine and steering and suspension systems.
  • Diagnostics: Use industry-approved diagnostic equipment to analyze and diagnose vehicle systems.
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Earn a certificate on the way to your degree

Many degree programs at CCC offer opportunities to earn professional certificates along the way. These certificates can give your resume a boost and qualify you for jobs, even before you graduate. Every step you take gets you closer to your dreams. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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