Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

TYPICAL SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks

  • Identify problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment

  • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience

  • Repair or replace parts

  • Explain automotive problems and repairs to clients


JOB POTENTIAL AND PAY

  • Certifications - Cochise College Automotive Technology Certificate & ASE Student Certification
  • Median Pay (National) - $46,880 per year; $22.54 per hour www.bls.gov
  • Median Pay (Tucson) - $47,830 per year; $23.00 per hour www.salary.com
Auto Tech

Program information

Program Application Requirements

- Sophomore, Junior or Senior in high school
- Students must maintain a grade of C or better to continue in this program
- Must have transportation to Cochise College SV Campus


Cochise Technology District (CTD)


- Student Application – Student completes online
- Parent Agreement – Parent/guardian completes online
- Student Fees – Pay online via PayPal when you complete the Parent Agreement form

Cochise College


- Admissions Application
- Proof of Residency (U.S. Government-issued ID)
- Concurrent Enrollment Form
- Drop/Add Registration Form
- Mandatory Advising with Cochise College representative


*Note - This program is on a two-year rotation for classes offered on Fridays.
Course Sequence
Auto Tech 1

Fall:

AUT 101 - Intro to Automotive Technology

Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus

Fridays 9:00 – 1:30 pm | Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 - 4:50 pm (8 weeks)

3 College Credits

.5 High School Credits

Spring:

AUT 102 - Automotive Electrical Fundamentals

Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus

TBD

3 College Credits

.5 High School Credits

Auto Tech 2

Fall:

AUT 103 - Internal Combustion Engines

Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus

Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 – 4:50 pm (8 weeks)

3 College Credits

.5 High School Credits

Spring:

AUT 104 - Automotive Brake Systems

* Automotive Fundamentals Certificate

Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus

TBD

3 College Credits

.5 High School Credits

Auto Tech 3

AUT 105 - Auto Suspension & Steering Systems

AUT 106 - Automotive Manual Drive Systems

Check Cochise College Catalog for offerings

6 College Credits

1 High School Credits

Auto Tech 4

AUT 201 - Automotive Electrical Systems

AUT 204 - Automotive Transmission/Transaxle

AUT 206 - Engine Performance

AUT 205 - Automotive Heating/Ventilation/AC

Check Cochise College Catalog for offerings

12 College Credits

2 High School Credits

Student Fees

$20 per college credit hour
$60 per semester

Pay Student Fees

Pay student fees via PayPal at www.cochisejted.org


Costs paid by Cochise Technology District Costs paid by Student *approximate
Tuition - $93 per credit x 30 credits $2,790.00 Student financial commitment $20 per college credit hour
SkillsUSA Membership Fees for 4 years $80.00

Year 1 – AUT 101, 102

Year 2 – AUT 103, 104

Year 3 – AUT 105, 106

Year 4 – AUT 201, 204, 206, 205

$120.00

$120.00

$120.00

$240.00

Materials: $50-200 per class $1,125.00 Supplies, miscellaneous Varies
Lab Fees $900.00 Total Student Cost** for multi-year program ~$600.00
Total CTD Financial Contribution $4,895.00 ** Additional financial assistance for student fees is available subject to family income qualifications

SkillsUSA Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)

SkillsUSA is the professional Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA provides opportunities to gain knowledge, skills, and leadership development while networking with students from across our state and country. Cochise Technology District believes strongly in providing professional opportunities to our students and sponsors membership fees for this vital component of a quality Career & Technical Education program.

Files & Folders

Name
2017 AFR.xls
TECH Board Vacancy press release 6.22.21.pdf
CTD Auto Tech Program Info 2023-24.pdf
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