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Automotive and Transportation

Credentials You Can Earn

NGTC's Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Repair Technology programs utilize a combination of theory and applied learning to qualify graduates for employment.  Automotive Technology students use quality tools and high tech equipment to troubleshoot every system in today’s high tech vehicles. Auto Collision Repair students develop the frame, body, glass, and painting skills necessary to make severely damaged cars look new again. Graduates in these programs find jobs with dealerships and auto repair centers.


Applied Technical Management Degree

Students who earn the Automotive Technology Diploma are eligible to apply for the Applied Technical Management Degree program. The AAS in Applied Technical Management allows a student to complete a diploma in a TCSG program area and to continue to this AAS. In addition to the skills and knowledge obtained in the diploma, the student will obtain degree-level general education knowledge and business-related skills and knowledge. Graduates of the program receive a Applied Technical Management Associate of Applied Science Degree.


Auto Collision Repair Diploma

The Automotive Collision Repair diploma program prepares students for careers in the automotive collision repair profession.  Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.  The program emphasizes either major automotive collision repair or automotive refinishing depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive an Auto Collision Repair Diploma which qualifies them as major collision repair technicians or refinishing technicians.

Automotive Technology Diploma

The Automotive Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Automotive Technology diploma that qualifies them as automotive technicians.


NGTC‘s Automotive Program offers 5 certificates for those who want to specialize in a particular area or to refresh the skills they may already have:

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Career Opportunities

Individuals who graduate from NGTC’s Automotive/Marine program can hit the shop floor running if they choose to become:

  • Automotive Collision Repair Assistants
  • Automotive Refinishing Assistants
  • Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technicians
  • Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialists

Graduates of the Automotive Technology program may work in a variety of fields including:

  • New/Used Car Dealerships
  • Auto Repair Centers

There are many employment fields that require skills similar to those required to be an automotive  such as:

  • Glass Repair
  • Diesel Service Mechanic
  • Tractor-Trailer Driver
  • Bus Driver

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):