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Why choose Automotive Technology at PPCC?

The Automotive and Diesel Technology programs at PPCC will provide hands-on learning about the inner workings of a variety of vehicles. When you finish, you'll be ready for careers in the repair, service, sales, and supply fields.

What do PPCC Automotive students study?

As a PPCC Automotive Technology student, you will receive hands on instruction from industry leaders. You will learn how to:

  • Diagnose problems
  • Replace various components in engines
  • Service Transmissions
  • Service Fuel systems and electrical systems

Automotive Technology also will cover other automotive systems like emissions, ignitions, brakes, air conditioning systems and suspensions.

Classes you might take

Introduces vehicle electricity and includes basic electrical theory, circuit designs, and wiring methods. It also focuses on multimeter usage and wiring diagrams.
Focuses on lecture and laboratory experiences in the service of cylinder head, valve-train components and components of the cooling system. Course also includes engine removal and re-installation and re-mounting systems.
Focuses on lecture and laboratory experiences in the diagnosis and repair of automotive fuel emission control systems, filter systems and spark plugs. Course also includes maintenance to diesel (DEF) systems.

Career Options

With a certificate or degree from PPCC in Automotive Technology, students are prepared for gainful employment as automotive service professionals.  Automotive Technology studies lead to interesting careers in repair, service, sales and supply like:

  • Master Mechanics
  • Vocational and Education Teachers
  • Business Consultant
  • Automotive Engineering Technicians
  • Automotive Specialty Technicians

Careers in Automotive

An Accredited Degree

PPCC’s Automotive Technology program has NATEF Certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes