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Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Working on the cars and light trucks of today require a serious understanding of the technologies that are part of the modern, sophisticated automobile. Want to know how vehicles work? Inspect, maintain and repair automobiles and light trucks? Get a degree in automotive service technology from Delta College and become an automotive service technician or service writer. 

In addition to being trained to enter the automotive field as a technician or service writer, you will have a broader based education by completing the associate's degree. You may also choose to continue your education by seeking a bachelor's.  

Earning Potential

Consider a career as an automotive master mechanic. It is expected that demand in this career field will remain steady in the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $29,829 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Automotive Master Mechanic
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Automotive Engineering Technician
  • Automotive Specialist


  • Automotive student working in Auto lab
    State-of-the-art technology 

    At Delta, you get hands-on experience in Automotive Service Technology courses. We have two automotive labs and a number of vehicles that are used as teaching aids to help you understand the modern, sophisticated automobile.

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About Delta's Program

The Delta College automotive service technology programs meet industry standards and are evaluated every five years by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

  • AUTO courses are based on NATEF task lists in all eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas.
  • Classes are taught through classroom and hands-on lab experiences.
  • Courses prepare students for ASE certification tests.

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Transfer opportunities

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice!

In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's, you have several options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring.


Facts & Figures


Our students get the latest technology so they can graduate and be ready to hit the ground running.


80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.

Related Programs

Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs:



"Most of our automotive classes are capped at 12 students. So we have a lot of one-on-one time, a lot of one-on-one interaction with the students."

Jim Miller, Coordinator for Automotive and Heavy Duty Diesel Programs