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"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."
Learn more about our Accredited Automotive Technology program
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
- 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.*
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE
Upcoming start dates:
January 3, 2024 | 8:00am – 4:00pm | mon – wed
July 1, 2024 | 8:00am – 4:00pm | mon – wed
July 1, 2024 | 8:00am – 4:00pm | thur – sat
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what you’ll learn
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.
Core Automotive Courses (20 credit hours)
AUTO 1010: Introduction to Automotive Technology – 2 credit hours
AUTO 1020: Automotive Electrical Systems – 5 credit hours
AUTO 1030: Automotive HVAC – 3 credit hours
AUTO 1070: Automotive Engine Repair – 5 credit hours
AUTO 1080: Automotive Engine Performance and Drivability – 5 credit hours
Advanced Automotive Courses (20 credit hours)
AUTO 2000: Automotive Steering and Suspension – 5 credit hours
AUTO 1090: Automotive Brake Systems – 5 credit hours
AUTO 1060: Automotive Transmissions & Drivetrains – 5 credit hours
AUTO 1040: Shop Operations and Career Success – 1 credit hour
AUTO 1050: Automotive Hybrids, EV & Light Duty Diesel – 4 credit hours
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
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.
Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.
$634 – Books & Meter Kit
$1,950 – Tool Kit
Need help paying for college?
Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.
cohort start dates
upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.
Valid Driver's License
Accuplacer, ACT or SAT score requirements
Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:
Math – 240
Reading – 240
English – 240
ACT Qualifying scores:
Math – 15
Reading – 15
English – 15
SAT Qualifying scores:
Math – 390
ERW – 290
ERW – 290
Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:
- Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
- College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
- Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.
Cost of Accuplacer Test: $15
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.
Pay $10 Application Fee
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.
what you can become
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
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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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Complete your online application
Begin the application process and get one step closer to your journey at Dixie Tech!
Apply for financial aid & scholarships
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.
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.
With ASE certifications and decades of experience at dealerships and his own diesel performance business, John combines industry knowledge and a passion for teaching to prepare students. John says “The most rewarding part of teaching is seeing the progression of an individual in an industry that I love.”
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.