Automotive Technology

About our program

This program is a hands-on, self-paced program that can be completed in six quarters. Placement of graduates is excellent, with a variety of opportunities available with local businesses. You can gain skills and business techniques necessary to become self-employed, a shop foreman or to work in a shop's lead position.

Develop the competencies set forth by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in an ASE-certified training program.

Contact us to see if your high school training is eligible for Green River credit through our articulation agreements with some area schools.


  • Complete Green River College application, complete placement assessment, and meet with an advisor.
  • Students are required to purchase safety equipment and a tool set. The tool set is required for second-year students and costs $1,400 to $2,200
  • You must demonstrate college-level reading skills as measured by the current Green River placement test.
  • New students must show proof of a valid driver's license.

Potential Employers

  • The Armed forces
  • Auto repair shops
  • Automotive dealerships
  • Governmental agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Service stations
  • Specialty shops
  • Tire companies
  • Trucking companies

Program notes

Students who become successful as Automotive Technicians complete repetitive tasks well and develop good upper body strength with the ability to lift up to 70 pounds periodically.

Good interpersonal skills are also an asset in the automotive field.

Degrees & Certificates



Contact Us

ATECH Department
253-833-9111, ext. 4100

Dan Sorensen
Automotive Technology Faculty
253-833-9111, ext. 4202

David Lewis
Automotive Technology Faculty
253-833-9111, ext. 4253

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  • Occupations: Automotive Technicians and Mechanics
  • Earnings: Range from $15.88 to $21.13 an hour, entry to mid-level.
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