Automotive Technology

Degree program at Bay College

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Why Automotive Technology?

The Automotive Technology program at Bay College is recognized for continually producing the most qualified and well-rounded college graduates. The Automotive Department at Bay College has over 60 years of combined experience in teaching, advising and placing graduates in the automotive industry and related positions. Automotive employment opportunities exist in every community and in all parts of the world. The employment and career opportunities that our college automotive degree and certificate programs offer are limitless. Bay College offers an Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology along with two certificate programs, an Automotive Master Technician Certificate and an Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate.


Why Bay College?

The Automotive Technology program at Bay College is designed to provide a combination of theoretical and practical skills to enable graduates to move rapidly in their chosen occupational field. Students learn to apply automotive operating principles and to diagnosis malfunctions in automotive systems. The program emphasizes the development of skills in service, repairs, and diagnostic procedures. The program also provides an opportunity for students to prepare themselves for technician certification exams, which are required by law with state regulations.

Degree Options
Certificate/DegreeCompletion CreditsContact Hours
Automotive Technology60.00
Automotive Engineer Technology60.00
Automotive Management60.00

Beyond Bay College

Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to obtain a bachelor's degree or higher may find opportunities in the following areas of study:

  • Automotive Management 
  • Automotive Engineering Technology

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Automotive Technology degree will be prepared to enter the workforce and begin a career as a technician in the automotive industry.

  • The automotive industry is young, healthy, and growing.
  • The industry offers many challenging, exciting, and profitable careers.
  • Demand is increasing for trained technicians who have the knowledge and skill to service changing and improved products.

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