Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology is a challenging, high-paying career path, and it begins with your desire to succeed along with state-of-the-art training from Sinclair Community College. The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide NATEF certified training for students aspiring to become automotive service technicians in automobile dealerships, independent service facilities and auto-related industries.

Specific corporate training is provided in the following programs, all designed to develop technicians for their respective dealerships: General Motors ASEP (Automotive Service Education Program), Mopar CAP (Career Apprenticeship Program), and American Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training).

Learn while you earn!

Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program or specific corporate programs can gain valuable hands-on experience through the school's co-op program while achieving college credit for practical work experience. Within the first 8 weeks of starting, students can get a paid internship with one of the local dealerships in the region.

We work with you to find your job as a paid intern, and over the course of 2 years you're going to go to school for 8 weeks on and 8 weeks off going back and forth to Sinclair College and the dealership and earning while you learn. After those 2 years, you could get an opportunity for a direct hire within that local organization.

 

Questions? Contact us!

For any questions regarding the enrollment process or about an automotive program, please contact the Automotive Technology Chairperson, Justin Morgan at 937-512-3242 or by emailing justin.morgan8747@sinclair.edu.

 

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Associate of Applied Science
Automotive Technology

Fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, the Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology provides training for students aspiring to become automotive technicians. Training in automotive management and business operations is a component of the program. To earn the associate degree students must participate in a capstone course offered only during the day or complete four paid internship courses with an automotive service facility.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Automotive Technology (GM ASEP)

Fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, the Associate of Applied Science in General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) provides training for students aspiring to become automotive technicians for General Motors dealerships or AC Delco independent shops. Specific General Motors training is presented to apprentice student technicians as they apply learned content to a co-op work experience. Students attend classes for half a semester and then apprentice at a GM/AC Delco sponsoring dealership the other half. Students are paid for work rendered during the co-op experience. Upon graduation, students will receive hundreds of hours of official General Motors training credits that are recorded in the corporation's training database. Graduates should be 85 to 90% trained towards meeting the certification requirements for a GM Master Technician. Graduates will also receive an Associate of Applied Science from Sinclair along with a job opportunity from the sponsoring dealer.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Automotive Technology (Honda PACT)

The Honda Professional Automotive Career Training program (PACT) is fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. This Associate of Applied Science program provides training for students aspiring to become Honda/Acura dealership technicians and requires students to co-op at a Honda or Acura dealership. Students receive specific Honda technical training resulting in training, credits/certifications from the corporation. These credits/certifications help a student secure employment with a Honda/Acura dealership.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Automotive Technology (Mopar CAP)

Fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, the Associate of Applied Science in the MOPAR College Automotive Program (CAP) provides training for students aspiring to become automotive technicians for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealerships. Specific Chrysler training is presented to apprentice student technicians as they apply learned content to a co-op work experience. Students attend classes for half a semester and then apprentice at a Fiat Chrysler Automobile sponsoring dealership the other half. Students are paid for work rendered during the co-op experience. Upon graduation, students will receive hundreds of hours of official Chrysler training credits that are recorded in the corporation's training database. Graduates should be 85% to 90% trained towards meeting the certification requirements for a Chrysler Master Technician. Graduates will also receive an Associate of Applied Science from Sinclair along with a job opportunity from the sponsoring dealer.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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One-year Technical Certificate
Agricultural Equipment Operator

This certificate prepares students provides students knowledge and application on mechanical systems in brakes, engines, and diesel vehicles. Students will broaden their skill set with training on unmanned aerial systems as it applies to regulations and laws and precision agriculture. Graduates find employment as agriculture equipment technicians.

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Automotive Technology

The Automotive Certificate program is designed for students who want to become automotive technicians without pursuing an associate degree. Students will expand their knowledge of the automotive service industry and secure employment with dealerships, independent service shops, machine shops and other corporate service jobs. The Sinclair Automotive Technology programs are master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

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Automotive Technology (Honda PACT)

The Honda Automotive Certificate program is designed to train students to become Honda automotive technicians without pursuing an associate degree. Students will expand their knowledge of the automotive Honda service industry and secure employment with a Honda/Acura dealership. The Sinclair Automotive Technology programs are master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

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Short-term Technical Certificate
Automotive High Performance

This short-term certificate provides in-depth, hands-on experiences in various areas of high-performance engines, an ideal choice to supplement a degree-seeking student wishing to specialize in the engine and fuel induction areas. The program is also designed to prepare students for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) engine machinist series. Courses are dedicated to specific areas of engine development: engine blocks, cylinder head and valve train, assembly and dynamometer testing. Fuel systems for performance engines are covered as well.

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Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair

This certificate provides the skills and training needed to earn an entry-level position at an automotive maintenance repair facility. Courses included in the certificate will prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence Maintenance and Light Repair Certification (ASE G1) test.

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Ford Maintenance & Light Repair

This short-term technical certificate prepares service technicians to work in Ford dealerships. Students will be trained to service Ford vehicles in the areas of brakes, steering/suspension, air conditioning and electrical/electronic systems. Apprenticeships at Ford dealerships are not required to participate in this program, but job opportunities are available for those that would like to work full or part time. Graduates receive Ford Service Technician Specialty Training credentials from Ford Motor Corporation. Students desiring to continue their education can do so, without loss of credits, by completing the requirements for the associate degree in the comprehensive automotive technology program. The Sinclair Automotive Technology program is master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1982, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

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Accreditation

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Sinclair's Automotive Technology curriculum is fully accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).


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