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Automotive Technology

Job opportunities, economic rewards, emerging technologies

TCC’s automotive technology program prepares you to begin a career as a technician in the automotive repair field or to update your training. By earning a degree or career studies certificate, you give yourself an advantage in the job market over those without formal training. TCC’s technologically advanced automotive curriculum is based on the Master Automotive Service Technology standards set forth by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation.

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Chesapeake Campus
Associate of Applied Science - Automotive Technology

Study everything from engine repair and automotive transmissions to suspension, brakes, and engine performance in this comprehensive and hands-on curriculum. You’ll be ready to take national ASE certification exams in addition to the A/C Refrigerant Recovery License and Virginia State Inspection License.

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Chesapeake Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Automotive Trainee

After completing this certificate, you will be able to demonstrate safe work habits related to the automotive repair industry and perform basic tasks in an automotive repair facility.

Additional Program Information:

TCC’s exclusive manufacturer specialization courses provide a mix of hands-on and online learning to help students achieve manufacturer certifications from Ford, Honda, Chrysler, Toyota, and Subaru! These two-year programs combine theory, hands-on work and live shop experience to give you the most up-to-date education available.
Learn more about automotive manufacturer certifications.

TCC’s Automotive Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), which is part of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).


A valid driver’s license is required for admission into any Automotive Technology program.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • have solid computer skills
  • possess strong reading, writing and math skills
  • enjoy working with your hands