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Automotive Technology

Crank it up.

Associate Degree, Certificates

We know what makes it

We live in a mobile world.

We all know that cars can leave you sitting, oil needs changing and air conditioners can leave you sweating in July.

We need someone who knows how to make these things work. OCtech's Automotive Technology program will teach you what you need to know to keep people moving and move yourself into a great career.

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Automotive Technology

Program Coordinator Kevin Kneece gives an overview of OCtech's Automotive program. Find out how it works and what you can expect.

The Graduate
Automotive Technology

Meet a graduate and see how he has been successful in the automotive world.

The employer
Automotive Technology

Meet the service director at Superior Honda, one of Orangeburg's leading car dealers. He explains why they rely on OCtech graduates.

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Program Models
Put the pedal to the metal.
Mechanics are in big demand.

A degree in Automotive Technology provides you the opportunity for a great career, a great salary and no shortage of job options.

Our five-semester associate degree program is taught in mini sessions so you can quickly move through the program. We also offer certifications that you can add to enhance your career options.

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Auto Degree
Associate Degree
Get the tools to succeed.

Our Automotive degree covers topics including engine repair, transmissions, suspensions and steering, electrical systems, brakes, heating and air conditioning systems, engine performance and more.

After graduation, you'll be able to quickly and correctly diagnose automotive issues. You'll also be prepared to take and pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests.

Our program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, so you can be sure you are getting quality training.

Auto Certificates
Enhance your degree or get a job.

In addition to an Associate Degree, we offer certifications in Basic Diesel Maintenance and Undercar Specialist.

With a Basic Diesel Maintenance Certificate, you'll have skills to start as an entry-level diesel maintenance technician in a short period of time.

Our Undercar Specialist Certificate can also prepare you for a job immediately, or use it to enhance the other skills you'll gain in the program.

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Program Cost*

Paying for college is not as hard as you may think. Many of our students attend for little to no tuition cost.

Automotive Technology Degree

$2,730 per semester

Basic Diesel Maintenance Certificate

$3,120 program total

Undercar Specialist Certificate

$1,560 per semester

Applicable fees and approximately $750 for books and supplies. Your actual cost may vary.

*Based on 2021-22 full-time / in-county tuition

Kevin Kneece
Kevin Kneece

Kevin Kneece

Automotive Technology
Program Coordinator

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Kevin Kneece
Kevin Kneece

Kevin Kneece

Automotive Technology
Program Coordinator