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Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

Want to know how vehicles work? Inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles and light trucks? Be an automotive service technician or service writer.

You could use computerized shop equipment and work with the electronic components, or use traditional tools to fine tune an automobile. Get a certificate in automotive service technology. 

Earning Potential

Job growth is expected to decline slightly over the next 10 years, but has increased by 3% over the last 2 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $29,500 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Automotive Master Mechanic
  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive Engineering Technician
  • Automotive Body Repair
  • Auto Lab Student

    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 areas.
  • Classes are taught through classroom and hands-on lab experiences.
  • Courses prepare students for ASE certification tests.
Program costs

Total credits: 48

Fee Cost
In-district tuition and fees $8,008
Out-district tuition and fees $13,084
Books and supplies $3,120
Additional supplies $3,140

*Program costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.

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.


Facts & Figures

One in eight

1 in 8 people in our community age 17-70 have taken a class at Delta.


With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.

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