Automotive Technology (AUT.S.CRT)
- Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
- Department: Automotive Technology
The Automotive Certificate program is designed for students who want to become automotive technicians without pursuing an associate degree. Students will expand their knowledge of the automotive service industry and secure employment with dealerships, independent service shops, machine shops and other corporate service jobs. The Sinclair Automotive Technology programs are master certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. Since 1983, the NATEF process has resulted in certified automotive training programs in all 50 states at the secondary and post-secondary levels.Career opportunities are available in positions for automotive service technicians in dealerships, independent shops and automotive machine shops. In addition, graduates are also employed as service managers, shop foremen, parts managers, sales representatives or automotive instructors. Graduates with practical experience, education, willingness to work and a high degree of professionalism may expect to find jobs in middle management or research occupations within major automotive corporations.