About the Program
The Automotive Technology program is offered through Johnson County Community College (JCCC). The classes will be taken on site at Peaslee Tech. You must enroll for classes through JCCC. The JCCC website can be found here. High school students may enroll in the program with tuition covered by KS Senate Bill 155.
2-year program (Approximately $2,860 for non-high school students)
Median Annual Salary for Automotive Mechanic I is $30,350 in Lawrence, KS (www.salary.com)
Automotive technicians generally begin their careers in service repair shops, with continually expanding industrial and service career advancement opportunities. Technicians work with experienced professionals and have frequent contact with the public. This field requires good mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity skills.
This certificate is specifically designed for students learning to become technicians who perform maintenance and light repair services in the automotive industry. These technicians perform about 70% of the work being done in repair shops across the nation. Classes included will increase an individual’s technical knowledge of bumper-to-bumper maintenance and light repairs in the critical areas of engine systems, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension & steering, brakes, electrical, and heating & air conditioning.
Applications for the program must be sent to JCCC. Official high school transcripts or GED scores are required. Necessary testing must be completed. Contact JCCC for information about required testing.
An ACT score of 19 or higher in English and Reading, 23 or higher in Math will waive the ACCUPLACER Placement Exam OR students can complete the ACCUPLACER Placement Exam in Writing, Reading and Math. Students also can complete concurrent coursework with a C or better and submit college transcript to waive the ACCUPLACER Placement Exam.
After applying, students should complete the financial aid process and new student orientation before enrolling in class. More information about the Automotive Technology Certificate program can be found here. Interested students should contact us today!
AUTO 125 Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices 3 AUTO 129 Brakes I* 3 AUTO 131 Brakes II* 1 AUTO 156 Electrical I* 3 INDT 125 Industrial Safety/OSHA 30 3 Total Hours 13
AUTO 150 Steering and Suspension I* 3 AUTO 151 Alignment Practicum* 1 AUTO 161 Engine Performance I* 3 AUTO 165 Automotive Engine Repair* 4 AUTO 166 Electrical II* 2 Total Hours 13
Total Program Hours: 26
Automotive Technology Program Costs*
|Credits||High School Students||Non-High School Students|
|First Semester||6||Textbooks and safety glasses||$660|
|Second Semester||7||Textbooks and safety glasses||$770|
|Third Semester||6||Textbooks and safety glasses||$660|
|Fourth Semester||7||Textbooks and safety glasses||$770|
*costs subject to change