Automotive Technology

Program Locations: Hastings Campus
Program Level: Certificate, Diploma, Associate
Department: Skilled and Technical Sciences

Automotive service technicians play a crucial role in today’s society. Service technicians need to expertise to solve electrical and mechanical problems in our vehicles and to assure that they are running at peak performance and safe for those who depend on them. Our Automotive Technology program will challenge you through both classroom lecture and hands-on experience taught to you by ASE Master Automotive Technician instructors. You’ll acquire the necessary skills to perform regular maintenance and diagnosis/repair on all makes and models of cars and light duty trucks. As a CCC student, you will also be eligible to earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification through our Automotive Technology program.

Our Automotive Technology program has partnered with the National Coalition of Certified Centers (NC3) to offer third-party certifications to our students. These certifications are free of charge to you as part of the Automotive Technology program.

Vehicle Repair Requests:

The automotive technology students repair students’ and CCC employees’ vehicles. Repairs that pertain 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-served basis and as class time permits. If your vehicle is selected, you will be contacted by the automotive technology faculty and given instructions on how to proceed. (Filling out out this form does not guarantee service.)

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Program Options

Associate of Applied Science



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The Automotive Technology program is fall-start only. 

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  • What will it cost?
  • How long will it take?
  • What careers can I have?
What will it cost?

At 2020-21 tuition and fee rates, completing the 64 credits required for the Automotive Technology degree costs:

Nebraska residents - $6,848
Non-residents - $9,792

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.

2020-21 Tuition and Fees (cost per credit) Tuition Fees Total
Nebraska Resident $92 $15 $107
Non Resident $138 $15 $153

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How long will it take?

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 assessment 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.

What careers can I have?

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