South Puget Sound Community College does not train auto mechanics, but auto technicians. The difference?
"A mechanic, goes after your car with a hammer. An automotive technician talks to your car with a computer."
The distinction is important to your potential career in this field. That's why South Puget Sound Community College has developed a state-of-the-art automotive technology program with a strong emphasis on electronics and computer diagnosis. That's also why our two-year program combines rigorous lecture and lab coursework with hands-on experience.
What You'll Do Here
In addition to learning the technical aspects of car repairs in the college Automotive Shop, you'll learn the fine points of customer relations. You can also take advantage of our Cooperative Work Experience program by earning credit through a part-time job with a firm in the community.
Students with previous automotive background or completion of high school automotive training can receive advanced placement credit for AUTO 100 and enroll directly into AUTO 111. Students who have had no previous automotive training must enroll in AUTO 100 or have instructor's permission. Students may enroll in AUTO 100 and AUTO 111 concurrently.
The program is certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. For the technician in the field, single classes may be taken for update upon instructor approval. For information during Summer quarter please contact the Counseling/Career Center, 754-7711, ext. 5261.