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Why WSU Automotive Technology?

why choose automotive

Why choose Automotive Technology at WSU? 

  • Students will have the ability to participate in internships
  • Our partnerships with Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota and Chrysler allow us to provide state-of-the-art technology and training.
  • Our programs have been NATEF master certified since 1989.
  • You can become ASE certified.
  • You will get real work experience and a great education with low tuition costs. Financial aid is available.
  • Reduced out-of-state tuition is available. Call 801-626-6579 for details.

Our program supports the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES). WSU provides continued education and sponsorship opportunities to AYES students who choose to become college students.

What are the employment opportunities?

Associate's degree graduates are qualified for a variety of entry-level service technician positions in dealerships, independent garages and other automotive service suppliers.

Bachelor's degree graduates are qualified for positions involving customer service, field engineering, field service testing and technical instruction.

Graduates work for companies such as Ford, General Motors, Honda, Chrysler, Toyota, MHC Kenworth, Manheim Corporation and Sterling Collision Centers, as well as independent shops, insurance companies, schools and automotive aftermarket supply companies.

Starting salaries vary depending on your region, workplace and skill level.  Associate's degree graduates can expect starting salaries ranging from $25,000–$35,000 per year, while bachelor's degree graduates typically start at $40,000 or more per year. For more information, visit Career Services.

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what will I learn

What will I learn in the program?

In the Associate of Applied Science program, you will prepare for a career as an automobile service technician by learning:

How a vehicle operates
How to diagnose problems with vehicles
How to correct the problems you have diagnosed 

You will do this using the latest diagnostic tools, vehicles and service information available from our vehicle manufacturer partners.

The Bachelor of Science program builds on the A.A.S. degree program by preparing you for employment in a variety of automotive industries, including service operations, fleet management and technical support activities. 

As a graduate of this program, you will have technical competence and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems and work in teams.