Automotive Service Technology
Associate in Applied Science
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About the Program
Our Automotive program focuses on electrical/electronics, engine repair, engine performance, heating/AC, suspension, brakes, and transmissions, as these are all critical areas of automotive repair and maintenance that require specialized knowledge and expertise. In addition, the RVC Automotive program offers courses in electric vehicle repair.
What can I do with this degree?
Potential Careers & Wages
Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
Automotive at RVC
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As a graduate of the Automotive Service Technology (ATM) program, you will be prepared to assume positions in the automotive industry as an entry-level technician. You will become adept in all aspects of the automobile, including electrical/electronics, engine repair, engine performance, heating/AC, suspension, brakes, and transmissions. By achieving at least a 3.0 GPA, you should be able to pass the industry recommended ASE tests to enhance your employability.
As a successful ASE-certified graduate, you can move into positions as a journeyman technician. Technician training can lead to other career paths such as service managers, parts managers, jobber salespersons, insurance adjusters, and shop operators.
- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
- (703) 669-6600
- 101 Blue Seal Dr., S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175
By achieving at least a 3.0 GPA, you should be able to pass the industry recommended ASE tests to enhance your employability.
Within the Associate in Applied Science degree, students can choose from two pathways:
- Automotive Service Technician
- Automotive Management
Certificate options from the Automotive Service Technology program include:
- Automotive Technician Certificate (7101)
- Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair (7112)
Get trained to repair EVs! The increase in electric vehicles on the road means an increased demand for skilled technicians to service those vehicles. Thanks to a grant from the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN), Rock Valley College has developed new courses to answer the call.
The three courses include:
- Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Powertrain
- Advanced Vehicle and Chassis Systems
- Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Battery Systems
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Associate in Applied Science
I was happy to see an Electric vehicle class added to the curriculum this year. It’s prepared me and my classmates in the automotive field along with the rest of the required courses.
Graduate, Automotive Service Technology