Automotive Technology - Somerset

Automotive service mechanic median salary for 2016 in kentucky is $32,952. Employment numbers in kentucky were 8,380

 Advising Plans

Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic
(4 credit hours)

Automotive Electrician 
(10 credit hours)

Manual Transmission/Drive Train Technician(5 credit hours)
Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Technician
(5 credit hours)
Brake Repairer 
(5 credit hours)
Engine Repairer 
(5 credit hours)

Front End Mechanic
(5 credit hours)

Tune Up Mechanic 
(25 credit hours) 


Automotive Technician 
(64 credit hours)


AAS-GOTS (General Occupational/Technical Studies)
(60-68 credit hours)


Program Advisors

Somerset Campus
Sy Gammage, Program Coordinator
(606) 451-6862




Offered at the Somerset Campus south.

Program Details

The Automotive Technology program at Somerset Community College prepares students to join the workforce in entry-level positions in the automotive industry.

Completers of the SCC program can expect increased employment opportunities in the coming years. The reasons for more jobs in the automotive industry include advancements in technology, the increasing number of vehicles on the road, and the increasing average age of vehicles in service.

And, jobs in the industry include more than repair technicians at new vehicle dealerships. Opportunities are also available in fleet service, with independent repair facilities and as service writers and parts sales.

Instructor Sy Gammage is ASE Master Certified Technicians with over 25 years of work experience in the automotive field. He has an AAS Degree in Automotive Technology.

auto tech somersetStudents enrolling in SCC’s program will receive instruction in numerous automotive systems, including: engine repair, transmissions, steering and suspension, climate control, electrical systems and brakes. Students also develop skills in diagnosis, maintenance and repair. Hands-on opportunities in the fully equipped labs further develop the skill level of students and prepare them for employment.

And, just as there are many areas of automotive technology to pursue, they are also several study options for students in the program. Completion points in the program including certificates, a diploma, and an Associate of Applied Science/General Occupational/Technical Studies Degree.

Download Program Overview (pdf).
For information on admissions requirements, cost of tuition and fees, see the Admissions Checklist.

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Level of automotive training offered:
Master Auto Service Technician (MAST)

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