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Automotive Technology

Available at the Hastings Campus
  • Automotive

    The Hastings Campus Automotive Technology program provides hands-on training in all automotive systems including engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, steering, electrical systems, electronic ignition, fuel systems and heating and air conditioning.

    Students have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to perform regular maintenance and diagnosis/repair of all makes and models of automobiles and light duty trucks. Students are challenged during classroom lecture and hands-on experience by ASE Master Automotive Technician Instructors. Graduates of Automotive Technology are eligible for employment at independent repair businesses and factory dealerships.

    CCC's Automotive Technology program has partnered with National Coalition of Certified Centers (NC3) to offer third party certifications to our students. These certifications are offered free of charge for students as part of the AUTO program of study.

    Students are also eligible to earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification while enrolled in the AUTO program of study. Testing is conducted twice per year on campus and is free of charge for AUTO students. 

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    Vehicle Repair Request

    The Hastings campus automotive students repair students' and CCC employees' vehicles.

    Repairs pertaining only to the course the Automotive students are currently in will be selected. We will select each vehicle by category on a first come first serve basis and as class time permits. If your vehicle is selected, you will be contacted by the AUTO faculty and given instructions on how to proceed. (Filling out this form does not guarantee service)

    Request a Vehicle Repair

    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 64 credits required for the Automotive Technology degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $6,400
      Non-residents - $9,216

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

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    • Finish in 2 years by completing 16 credits a semester for 4 semesters

      The length of time to complete the degree is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

      Your adviser will develop a program of study to meet your individual needs.

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