Automotive Maintenance Technician

Automotive Maintenance Technician

Go full-speed ahead toward an exciting new career with an Automotive Maintenance Technician technical diploma from Gateway. Gain an introduction to fundamental automotive servicing techniques and prepare to take up to four Automotive Service Excellence certification exams. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to begin working in an auto repair facility or continue your education and earn your associate degree in Automotive Technology.

  • Develop essential skills in a fully-equipped automotive lab. Work with the latest technology to learn automotive servicing techniques, such as testing and repairing basic automotive systems.
  • Gain hands-on experience with the tools you’ll use as an auto technician, including lifts, diagnostic and repair equipment, and cutting-edge Snap-on equipment.
  • Get certified and gain earning potential by taking up to four Automotive Service Excellence entry-level exams in brakes, suspension and steering as well as heating and air conditioning and electrical systems.
  • Jumpstart your career after graduation and put the skills you’ve learned to use in an entry-level position at an automotive repair facility or retail service center.
  • Continue your education and apply your 32-credit technical diploma toward Gateway’s Automotive Technology associate degree to increase your capacity as an automotive line technician.
Program Credits



Horizon Center

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $5,973
Books & Supplies: $2,259

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Service Technician, Quick Service Technician

Automotive Maintenance Technician Career Pathway

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