2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook 
    Aug 04, 2020  
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Technology, 2 Year Diploma

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The Automotive Service Industry is a highly-skilled service group with employment opportunities in every community and in many types of shops. The increasing complexity and usage of computers on today’s cars has created a shortage of qualified automotive service and diagnostic technicians. Technicians may work on many types of vehicles and perform various types of repairs ranging from transmission overhaul to computer systems diagnosis. Some technicians may specialize in certain areas of repair such as drivability or engine repair; others prefer to work with customers, parts or sales. Southeast Tech’s Automotive Department trains technicians who have a thorough knowledge of vehicle operation and comprehensive repair. With an outstanding reputation, Southeast Tech’s Automotive Technology graduates are always in demand.

Drug screens are required for this program.

  • Southeast Tech Laptop Required

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Diploma in Automotive Technology, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology 

  • Comply with safety and health rules/procedures.
  • Identify hazardous substances in the work place.
  • Use and maintain proper tools and equipment.
  • Maintain work area.
  • Act during emergencies.
  • Use and interpret information from sophisticated diagnostic equipment.
  • Use precision devices to meet manufacturing standards.
  • Follow service manuals to do appropriate repair replacement procedure.
  • Explain and demonstrate chemical and physical reactions.

 Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Clarify purposes and goals and identify the problem.
  • Employ reasoning skills.
  • Assess employer and employee responsibility in solving a problem.
  • Evaluate options and estimate results of implemented options.
  • Set priorities, identify solutions to the problem, and implement a solution.
  • Prioritize and organize workloads.
  • Diagnose the cause of the problem.


  • Participate in employment orientation.
  • Treat people with respect.
  • Exhibit positive behavior.
  • Comply with organizational expectations.
  • Comply with company dress and appearance standards.
  • Use job-related terminology.
  • Participate in meetings in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Assess business image and products/services.
  • Demonstrate work ethics and behavior.


  • Write workplace standard documents: letters, memos, email, and reports
  • Interact with co-workers and customers in appropriate manner.
  • Cooperate in teams.
  • Follow and give written and oral directions.
  • Use proper telephone etiquette.
  • Interpret the use of body language.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 63

Additional Information

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Estimated total program fees

Tuition $ 6,552
Fees $5,607
Books & Supplies $2,000
Laptop $ 840
Tools & Supplies $ 3,000
Other $ 224
TOTAL $18,223

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