About Automotive and Diesel Programs

The Amarillo College Transportation Technology department offers degrees and certificates for students who want to work in the automotive and diesel industries.  The programs vary in length and include:

  • 12-month Automotive Collision Certificate
  • 12-month Chassis & Body Certificate
  • 18-month Power Train Certificate
  • 18-month Diesel Technology Certificate
  • 24-month Automotive Technology Degree



Goals of the program

Whether you are a beginning student or a non traditional student retraining for a new career, the Transportation Technology program provides quality, hands-on education. We also provide state of the art private training for the industry. Our goal is for all students to achieve a level of training for competency in their chosen automotive field resulting in placement in the automotive repair industry.

Automotive Technology

Earn a Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology.  The Automotive Technology program prepares students for the ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams.  Students learn how to diagnose problems and repair cars and trucks using the latest in automotive test equipment through instruction and hands-on laboratory settings.

Certificates of Completion also allow students to enhance skills in specific areas of:

Power Train

Chassis and Body

Because of the continued increase in technology in the automotive industries, the demand for qualified technicians remains high.  Local salary ranges from $11-$26 per hour and increases in larger cities.