Automotive Technology

  • Student working on vehicle wheel.
  • Student working under vehicle on lift.
  • Two students working under hood of vehicle.

Cars have gotten complicated; we’ve kept up.

Salina Tech’s Automotive Technology Program is taught by ASE certified master technicians with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive service industry. 

Throughout the two-year program, students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to properly maintain, repair and troubleshoot various automotive components including, steering, transmission, suspension, drive trains, brakes, and electrical systems, among many others. In addition to class time, students will gain valuable hands-on experience with real-world automotive service jobs so that when they do graduate, they’re ready to go to work.

This program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) — a division of the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). All high school students who enroll must start the program as juniors.

Program Length Degree Earned Program Cost Expected Salary
2 Years Technical Certificate $21,431 $28,540 – $51,810
2.5 Years Associate Degree $23,531 $28,540 – $51,810


Diagnose, service, and repair…

  • Electrical Systems

  • Suspension & Steering systems

  • Engines

  • Automatic transmissions and transaxles

  • Manual drive trains and axles.

  • Automotive HVAC systems.

  • Drum and disc brake systems.

  • Engine performance systems.


  • General Mechanic

  • Front End Specialist

  • Transmission Specialist

  • Brake Specialist

  • Tune-Up Specialist

  • Service Writer

  • Parts Representative

  • Self-Employed Mechanic (Shop Owner)



Contact the AUT Enrollment Specialist with any questions or information regarding admissions requirements.

Tyler Johnson