Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program will utilize industry standard tools and procedures for entry-level automotive servicing, diagnostics, and maintenance. The program offers a learning environment similar to what students should expect to encounter in the automotive servicing, diagnostics, and maintenance industries. Students will gain valuable hands-on experience servicing and practicing their skills on a large variety of vehicle makes and models – both foreign and domestic –while completing the program.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 600 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Digital Book Access Fee: $77
  • Scrubs/Uniform: $5
Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

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Automotive Technology
Classroom Hours

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

6pm - 9pm


8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm


Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • ADULT STUDENTS: Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Must be at least 16 years of age AND be in 11th or 12th grade
  • Complete program placement assessments as noted below
  • Hold a current, valid driver's license

Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications

  • ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certificate: A1 Engine Repair
  • ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certificate: A2 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certificate: A3 Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certificate: A4 Suspension & Steering
  • ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certificate: A5 Auto Brakes
  • ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certificate: A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certificate: A7 Heating and Air Conditioning
  • ASE Automobile and Light Truck Certificate: A8 Engine Performance
  • Mobile Air Conditioning Society Section 609

Utah State Board of Education CTE Skill Certificate (High School Students Only)

  • Introduction to Automotive

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Automotive Technology program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Utah Tech University
Weber State University


98%Placement Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT John Riley – Lead Faculty
  • BS, ASE Master Automobile Technician, ASE Maintenance and Light Repair Technician from Weber State University
  • 801-593-2394
  • FT Tanner Harvey
  • Associate's Degree from Weber State University
  • 801-593-2372
  • PT Charles Gephart
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Jeff Baumgartner
  • Associate Degree from Salt Lake Community College
  • PT Jim Nibley
  • PT LaVon Turnbow
  • PT Mia Bevacqua
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.