The Automotive Technology program at Saddleback College combines contemporary technology with old-school elbow grease to produce shop-ready automotive technicians who can do a little bit of everything. Students receive training in practical garage skills, as well as customer service, cooperative, and problem-solving skills, for a well-rounded higher education experience.
For those looking for even more hands-on training, Saddleback College offers Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) internships, through partnerships with local dealerships and independent businesses.
Careers & Salaries
- Automotive Engineer (With further education): $104,900
- Automotive Engineering Technician: $69,970
- Automotive Body Repairer: $53,460
Black Charger on DynoExcellent opportunities exist in the automotive field for mechanically inclined, people-oriented men and women who like to solve problems. Entry-level Automotive Technician positions at dealerships and independent shops are plentiful for skilled, motivated graduates of Saddleback’s auto tech program.
Advancement to supervisory and management positions is possible for people with leadership abilities.
Related occupations include service manager, service advisor, motorcycle technician, and auto parts worker.
Our Automotive Industry Partners
- Land Rover
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