Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Remain competitive with changing jobs and apply what you learn immediately without relocating. Automotive technology is increasingly complex and most employers prefer hiring individuals who have some formal training. This is just one advantage to students in earning a certificate or successfully completing individual courses.

Pima County has consistently had automotive technician jobs available at dealers and mechanic shops. Wages average $25 to $30 per hour depending upon education, certification and/or experience.  Our students have increased interest from area employers and are more likely to secure a position with greater responsibilities after completing formal training.

To learn more about PimaFastTrack program requirements, funding sources, and start dates. 

Automotive Technicians

Automotive Fast track

Accredited by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). Classes are hands-on, self-paced held at the Center for Excellence, where students work with the latest technology to gain knowledge and practice skills needed on the job.

Individual skills may be taken by enrolling in a single class as an audit student. Automotive Fast Track offers NATEF certification with the completion of four classes over 12 weeks.

To Register For A Class

  1. Select your course
  2. Provide full name, physical address, phone number, email, DOB
  3. Pay and receive confirmation of enrollment

It's that easy to be on the path to learning what you want, when you want! Placement exams are rarely required. No residency requirements.

Located at the Downtown Campus, this two-story, 50,000 square feet Center has the cutting-edge technology and training resources to prepare Pima students for a career in automotive technology. The center will support programs in diesel, electric and autonomous vehicles and increase training for specific brands, such as Ford, Fiat-Chrysler and Subaru.

The credential you earn from Pima stacks up toward advanced certifications and degrees at Pima. Through our Prior Learning Assessment program, you can earn up to a semester’s worth of college credit, depending on your course of study at Pima. And if you already have an industry credential, it can convert into even more college credit at Pima.

Online Noncredit Courses and Degree Options

Partnering with Education to Go offers the opportunity for you to attend convenient and affordable ways to learn about hundreds of topics. 96% of our learners register for additional noncredit classes after attending one of our courses!

We offer:

  • Instructor facilitation or (many self-paced if you prefer)
  • Online discussion areas
  • 6 Weeks of instruction
  • Accessible instructors

Ready to explore more? Check out our options to prepare for tests like:

  • GED
  • SAT/ACT
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • LSAT

Learn more and register today.

In partnership with ed2go, we offer online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Learn more and visit our page.

Pima's credit degrees and certificates will prepare you for a rewarding career—whether you're looking to start a career, want to upgrade your skills in your current career, or are planning to transfer to a university to complete your bachelor's degree.

Visit our Degrees & Certificates page to learn more about what Pima offers you. Learn more about our Automotive Technology program through Pima. We also offer a degree and certificate.

Audit Credit Courses

Most courses are available for students interested in learning without earning credits. Noncredit registration in our credit classes begins three weeks prior to the first day of class.

Step 1: Search our credit schedule of classes.
Step 2: Select your section and call us at 520.206.4737 to complete your registration.

Course Refunds

To learn more about Pima Continuing Education refund policy, visit our Information & Services page.