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.

Need job skills now? PimaFastTrack is the fastest way to get an in-demand job. Learn industry-recognized skills so you can get hired quickly. Take the PimaFastTrack and launch your career today.

Automotive Technicians

Starts: January, August, May

Duration: Up to 4 months

Time Commitment: 15 – 20 hours per week

Classes:                     
Automotive Maintenance, UAUT-101 
Light Line Maintenance, UAUT 105
Automotive Electrical Fundamentals & Applications, UAUT-128

You can earn: 525 Multimeter Certificate

Cost: $1750.00

Pricing Includes: Instruction, books, personal protective equipment (PPE): gloves and
national certification exam

Attend a PimaFastTrack Advising Session

Learn more about program requirements, funding sources, and start dates.

Need to contact a Navigator? Give us a call: (520) 206-5100

Start On Time And Prepared

Want to learn more about PimaFastTrack? Visit our PimaFastTrack Checklist. Take the next steps toward quick credentials.

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.

Through Prior Learning Assessment, completing this PimaFastTrack gives you a 9-credit head start on our Automotive Mechanics certificate or degree program at Pima.

Online Noncredit Courses and Degree Options

Personal Interest Short Courses

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.

Career Education

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.

Degrees & Certificates

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.