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The Automotive Technology program prepares students for successful careers as service technicians in the rapidly growing automotive repair industry. By providing students with exposure and hands-on experience on a variety of domestic and import vehicles, this broad-based curriculum prepares graduates for a wide range of job opportunities in new car dealerships, independent repair shops, or fleet repair facilities.
The Automotive Technology program at Columbus State offers courses designed for a variety of individuals ranging from the beginner to those with advanced skills and years of experience. Students may earn an associate degree, prepare to sit for the ASE certification exam, or take individual courses to meet their educational goals. The associate degree program in Automotive Technology provides instruction in all aspects of the automobile, including the latest electronic systems. Students master the skills needed to diagnose and repair automobiles while working in the college’s well-equipped auto lab. The experienced faculty work closely with students to prepare them for a career and to become certified A.S.E. (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) Master Automotive Technicians.
Columbus State’s automotive program was the nation’s first college automotive program to be certified by A.S.E. to train Master Automotive Technicians. To receive this certification, the program is evaluated against industry standards of quality every five years by a team of external evaluators. The certification process ensures that the curriculum includes all of the appropriate competencies needed to properly prepare entry-level technicians and is delivered by A.S.E. certified faculty, on current technology equipment and vehicles. Faculty are A.S.E. Master Certified technicians with extensive industry repair experience. The program was recently re-evaluated and granted accreditation until 2014.
Questions, comments, and inquiries may be directed to the Auto Tech Department:
Auto Tech Department
Delaware Hall 259
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215