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Enroll in Auto Mechanic Classes Today

In cooperation with leading automotive manufacturers such as Ford and Toyota, Texarkana College provides a pipeline for entering the job market as a qualified automotive technician through our Automotive Technology program. Start your career today by enrolling in our auto mechanic classes.

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What to Know at a Glance

Duration

2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch);
1 semester certificate (15 sch)

Delivery

A blend of face-to-face and online

Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time; Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Automotive Technology

An average of 90% of Automotive Technology students obtain employment before graduating from TC. Our Automotive Technology program teaches you how to identify the problem occurring with any vehicle and find the part needed to fix it. You can earn a degree or certificate through a blend of in-person and online auto mechanic classes. Explore more of our Automotive Technology program below.

Automotive Brake Systems Theory

Theory and principles related to the design, operation, and servicing of automotive braking systems. Includes disc and drum-type brakes, hydraulic systems, power assist components, anti-lock brake systems, and diagnosis and reconditioning procedures.

Automotive Suspension/ Steering Systems

Diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems including electronically controlled systems. Includes component repair, alignment procedures, and tire and wheel service. May be taught manufacturer specific.

Automotive Management

Study of human and customer relations, and customer satisfaction in the automotive service industry. Emphasis on management and building relationships between the service department and the customer.

  • Critical Thinking 
  • Teamwork 
  • Communication 
  • Professionalism 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Customer Service 
  • Organization 
  • Time Management

Possible Careers and Salaries

Automotive Engineering Technician

$52,455

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

$63,938

Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic

$38,875

Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors

 $82,275

Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $7,100.

Program Contacts

Stan DeVore

Automotive Technology Program Coordinator

Brandon Washington

Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

Let’s talk about getting your career in Automotive Technology started.

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