The Automotive Technology Program at Crowder College is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF) and offers the latest technological training in Crowder’s state of the art automotive electronics lab and shop where you will gain hands-on experience in preparation for a career in the automotive field!

The need for automotive technicians is higher than it has ever been! Don’t settle for a job you don’t look forward to every day! Discover the opportunities Crowder has to offer today! Let Crowder help you take the next step in discovering a rewarding and fulfilling career for you, your family, and your future!


Cert Auto Tech
AAS Auto Tech
AAS Auto Tech – Parts Mgmt

Courses offered in this Degree:

AUTO 102, Principles of Auto Body Repair
Presents theory and practice in the use of auto body repair tools and materials is the focus of this course. Specific skills include welding, grinding, sanding, plastic application, minor repair and alignment of metal, priming, painting and estimating.

AUTO 114, Auto Fuel Systems
Presents topics in engine air/fuel requirements, tanks and lines, evaporative controls, fuel pumps and filters, air cleaners, carburetion, electronic engine management and electronic fuel injection systems.

AUTO 115, Engine Repair
Teaches students accepted methods of service and repair of the engine and related systems: engine overhaul, cooling, lubrication, fuel, ignition and exhaust systems. Instruction in tool selection, usage, maintenance and shop safety. Practice is provided with live service and repair in the engine repair laboratory.

AUTO 124, Automotive Brake Systems
Presents principles involved in the braking systems of the modern automobile. Instruction is given in the skills needed to diagnose and repair braking systems. Special emphasis is given to the hydraulic theory, computerized anti-lock systems and the use and application of modern test equipment in the diagnosis and repair of these systems.

AUTO 125, Automotive Electrical Systems
Reviews basic electrical principles. Systems studied include charging, starting, ignition, lighting and fuel. Emphasis is given to electronic ignition and electronic fuel injection. Practice is provided with live service and repair in the automotive laboratory.

AUTO 197, 198, 199, 297, 298, 299, Topics in Automotive Technology
Presents student with topics that reflect current needs of the individual students in the area of Automotive Technology.

203, Advanced Auto Body Repair
Presents theory and practice of auto body repair techniques and emphasis on major repairs involving glass and trim, mechanical systems, and measurement and repair of frame and unibody alignment.

AUTO 214, Automotive Air Conditioning
Introduces the principles of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. The application of major components and control systems of automobiles is taught. Practical servicing, overhaul and replacement of units are emphasized, as are the recent changes in refrigerant and refrigerant handling.

AUTO 215, Automotive Emission Control Systems
Gives student working knowledge of, and practical experience in, the diagnosis and repair of automotive emission control systems. Emphasis is given to the electronic control systems found on later model vehicles.

AUTO 223, Automotive Power Train Systems
Presents the theory of operation, design construction and malfunction diagnosis of power transmitting units: clutches, standard and automatic transmissions, drivelines, differentials and rear axles.

AUTO 225, Automotive Suspension and Steering
Presents the study of principles involved in the steering and suspension mechanisms of the modern automobile. Instruction is given in the skills needed to diagnose and repair steering and suspension components, replace steering and suspension system components and alignment of the wheels. The application of modern equipment is taught in relation to its use in the repair of these systems.

AUTO 240, Internship
Provides student with training and work experience in an automotive business with weekly discussion of various on-the-job problems.

AUTO 241, 251, Problems in Automotive Technology
Provides student with opportunity to participate in independent study and research in their field of special interest within automotive technology.