Automotive Technology

Solving problems from oil leaks to engine overhauls.

The Automotive Technician program at Dixie Technical College provides students with the opportunity to learn current technologies and develop skills for a great career in the automotive field.

Student Reviews

see what automotive Students have to say

Dylan Alexander

"Based on local Toyota dealership recommendations, I joined the auto tech program ...

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Dylan Alexander
Dixie Tech Student

"Based on local Toyota dealership recommendations, I joined the auto tech program to keep growing my love of cars through hands-on learning. Starting with minimal experience, the instructors helped me gain comfort and confidence in new skills, preparing me for an automotive career."

Dylan Alexander
Dylan Alexander
Dixie Tech Student
Alfonso Hernandez
"I joined auto tech to learn how cars work and hopefully work at a dealership ...
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Alfonso Hernandez
Dixie Tech Student
"I joined auto tech to learn how cars work and hopefully work at a dealership and eventually my own shop. The great, funny instructors provide personalized teaching and are eager to share their knowledge if you want to learn."
Alfonso Hernandez
Alfonso Hernandez
Dixie Tech Student
Lincoln Browning
"I studied automotive technology at Davis Tech, then honed my skills at Dixie Tech. My ...
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Lincoln Browning
Findlay Subaru
"I studied automotive technology at Davis Tech, then honed my skills at Dixie Tech. My instructors recommended Findlay Subaru. I started part-time during studies, and am now full-time in the service department."
Lincoln Browning
Lincoln Browning
Findlay Subaru
Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez
"After switching from IT to automotive tech at Dixie Tech, I love applying what I ...
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Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez
Dixie Tech Student
"After switching from IT to automotive tech at Dixie Tech, I love applying what I learn in the hands-on labs at my job in Stephen Wade Nissan's lube bay. The friendships I've made in the automotive program are a highlight of my time at Dixie Tech."
Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez
Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez
Dixie Tech Student
Jennings (Jay) Lindquist
"I'm Grateful to Dixie Tech for letting me join the automotive program at just 16. I ...
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Jennings (Jay) Lindquist
Stephen Wade Toyota
"I'm Grateful to Dixie Tech for letting me join the automotive program at just 16. I loved the hands-on learning in the classroom and lab. Thanks to my instructors for recommending me to Stephen Wade Toyota's service department. I'm ready for my new job!"
Jennings (Jay) Lindquist
Jennings (Jay) Lindquist
Stephen Wade Toyota

Program Overview

Learn more about our Accredited Automotive Technology program

Our comprehensive program is designed to equip students with hands-on skills and in-depth knowledge needed to excel as automotive technicians. From diagnostics to repairs, our expert instructors guide you through every facet of modern automotive systems. With state-of-the-art facilities and a curriculum aligned with industry standards, you’ll graduate well-prepared for a rewarding and in-demand profession in automotive technology.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Master engine performance and drivability
    • Understand automotive braking systems
    • Perform a complete engine rebuild
    • Understand steering and suspension systems
    • Rebuild transmission and drivetrains 

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
    • Entry Level ASE certification

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics – Median Income $47k year, with top earners at $75k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$7,134.00

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program Length:

12 Months

Credit Hours

40

High School: Open to Seniors. Tuition is waived for high school students, however they are still responsible for course fees, textbooks and additional costs.

Upcoming start dates:

January 7, 2025 | 8:00am – 4:00pm | Mon – Wed

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Automotive Technology
This course is taught to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards to prepare students for ASE certification tests.

This program provides comprehensive training in automotive mechanics. It covers Engine Repair, Brake Systems, Transmission and Drivetrain, Steering and Suspension Systems, and Engine Performance and Drivability. These courses prepare students for ASE Certification Tests in their respective areas and include hands-on experience with industry-standard testing equipment.

Automotive Courses (40 credit hours)

AUTO 1010: Introduction to Automotive Technology2 credit hours

AUTO 1020: Automotive Electrical Systems – 5 credit hours

AUTO 1030: Automotive HVAC – 3 credit hours

AUTO 1040: Automotive Brake Systems– 5 credit hour

AUTO 1050: Automotive Steering and Suspension 5 credit hours

AUTO 1060: Automotive Engine Repair – 5 credit hours

AUTO 1070: Automotive Engine Performance and Drivability – 5 credit hours

AUTO 1080: Automotive Transmissions & Drivetrains – 5 credit hours

AUTO 1090: Automotive Hybrids, EV & Light Duty Diesel – 4 credit hours

AUTO 2000: Automotive Shop Operations 1 credit hour

COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Total Cost:
$4,200.00
$2,934
$7,134

Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$7,134.00

Additional Costs:

$634 – Books & Meter Kit

$2,500 – Tool Kit

Need help paying for college?

Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
January 7, 2025
Monday - Wednesday (+6 online hrs/week)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length:

12 Months

Admissions Process
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BEGIN AN APPLICATION

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Valid Driver's License

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Accuplacer, ACT or SAT score requirements

Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:

Math – 235

Reading – 235

English – 235

ACT Qualifying scores:

Math – 14

Reading – 14

English – 14

SAT Qualifying scores:

Math – 350

ERW – 280

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer Test: $15

 

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Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results. 

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Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

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Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding their acceptance status.

To get started on these requirements begin an application.

career pathways

what you can become

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Learn more about this field. Find things like job outlook, expected salary, and many other job specific stats.

Steps to take

Follow these steps to start your journey at Dixie Tech! Many classes have a waitlist or fill fast, so getting started as soon as possible is recommended.

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Work with our advisors to apply for Financial Aid and learn about Scholarship options.

Tour Campus & Classroom

Dixie Technical College is located a top Tech Ridge overlooking downtown St. George. Please stop by and learn a little more about a program that you might be interested in. While here don’t forget to check out the Campus Tech Ridge Cafe to grab some lunch and ask about the specials prepared by our world class Culinary students.


Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Automotive Technicians. 

Bill Vair

With ASE Master Tech certification and degrees in automotive technology, Bill Vair draws on his lifelong passion for the field to prepare Dixie Tech students for rewarding automotive careers. His goal is to equip lifelong learners to find their place as technicians, through industry training and hands-on education.

Mike Harley

With over 30 years in the automotive industry, including Senior Masters status with Ford and ASE Masters certifications, Mike is now a valued mentor at Dixie Tech, poised to guide the next generation of technicians, aiming for a lasting impact in the field.

Automotive Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College's OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

Contact an Automotive Technician Advisor

Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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