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The Automotive Technology curriculum follows the guidelines established by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The curriculum follows the safety requirements, areas of focus, time frames and recognized task list designed by the above two agencies.

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 Automotive Technology

Automotive technology careers are available with many titles, but job duties typically include diagnosing and repairing the mechanical systems of automobiles, diesel trucks and other vehicles. Prospective automotive technicians might complete a certificate or degree in automotive technology from a community college or vocational school. Most employers prefer to hire automotive technicians who hold or can qualify for professional certifications.


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The Automotive Technology program is a Master NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) accredited program.

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Utah State University Eastern has the lowest tuition in the state. Take advantage of the low cost while earning a quality degree.

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ASE-certified master technicians were surveyed for their advice to students who want to become automotive service professionals.


The automotive department trains students to achieve a proficiency level to obtain employment as an apprentice automotive technician. Students will learn technical as well as critical thinking and soft skills. Continuing education is also available, as needed, to keep students abreast of changes in industry.



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