Automotive Technology

What will I learn?

The PCC Automotive Service Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Our program meets the highest national standards for technical training in the automotive service industry.

This program teaches you to perform general maintenance and to diagnose and repair electrical, engine, transmission, suspension, brake and air conditioning systems. The program has met the NATEF accreditation in the areas of automatic transmissions and transaxles, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air conditioning, and suspension and steering.

When you graduate from the program, you will be prepared to become an entry-level technician with skill sets in general maintenance, diagnostic and repair skills for numerous automotive systems, including electrical, engine, transmission, suspension, brake, ignition, charging and heating/air conditioning systems. Students and graduates are also eligible to become ASE certified. (We encourage you to take ASE certification tests while you are enrolled at PCC.)

We also offer courses for high school students through the concurrent enrollment program at PCC, Cañon City High School and PCC Southwest campus in Mancos. We offer a paid apprenticeship for high school students through the Automotive Youth Education System (AYES).

As a student in the program, you will also become a member of the Skills USA club and participate in a number of leadership activities and competitions.

State and national data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.



Entrance into the Automotive Service Technology Program requires a special admissions process. Students must take an Accuplacer test and achieve college-ready scores in writing, reading, and math. The admissions process also involves a screening. For more information, or to obtain an application, please call the Automotive Department at 719-549-3354.

Degree & Certificate Offerings in Automotive Technology:

Air Conditioning Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits

Automatic Transmissions Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits

Engine and Electrical Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits

Fuels and Emissions Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits

General Automotive Technology, AAS

Award/Program Credits

Manual Transmissions Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits

Steering and Suspension/Brakes Mini-Certificate

Award/Program Credits

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Manufacturing & Automotive
Certificate, Mini-Certificate, AAS
Course Availability
Program Start
Program Length
6 Semesters


Department Chair
James Cordova
719-549-3354; 719-549-3216

Fremont Campus
John Duston

Southwest Campus