Automotive Technology

Program Overview

The Automotive Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Auto Technology diploma that qualifies them as well rounded entry-level technicians.

Students are accepted into the Automotive Technology program every semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 5 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 55 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Automotive Technology diploma program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$20,000.00 – $30,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $7,155.00
Books & Supplies:  $275.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • EMPL1000Interpersonal Relations & Prof Devlpmnt2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • AUTT1010Automotive Technology Introduction2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Auto Electrical Course Options (7 Credit Hours Required):
  • Option #1:
  • AUTT1020Automotive Electrical Systems7 credit hours240 contact hours
  • Option #2:
  • AUTT1021Automotive Electrical Systems I4 credit hours138 contact hours
  • AUTT1022Automotive Electrical Systems II3 credit hours103 contact hours
  • AUTT1030Automotive Brake Systems4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • AUTT1050Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems4 credit hours125 contact hours
  • AUTT1060Automotive Climate Control Systems5 credit hours110 contact hours
  • Auto Engine Performance Course Options (7 Credit Hours Required):
  • Option #1:
  • AUTT1040Automotive Engine Performance7 credit hours230 contact hours
  • Option #2:
  • AUTT1041Automotive Engine Performance I3 credit hours100 contact hours
  • AUTT1042Automotive Engine Performance II4 credit hours130 contact hours
  • Auto Engine Repair Course Options (6 Credit Hours Required):
  • Option #1:
  • AUTT2010Automotive Engine Repair6 credit hours175 contact hours
  • Option #2:
  • AUTT2011Automotive Engine Repair I3 credit hours90 contact hours
  • AUTT2012Automotive Engine Repair II3 credit hours85 contact hours
  • AUTT2020Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles4 credit hours101 contact hours
  • AUTT2030Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles5 credit hours135 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 55