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Earn an Automotive Technology Degree in Dallas

Last updated on September 24, 2019

Do you like to tinker with things? Maybe dismantle them, fix them (at least some of the time), and then put them back together again? Have you ever considered doing it for a living? You can… by becoming an automotive service technician in two years or less with our Automotive Technology degree, certificate and specialty program options.

Here are just a few options to become a mechanic:

Specialize in Automotive Engine Maintenance and Repair for Brands Like Ford and Toyota

In addition to these options, students can also specialize in certain brands and get jobs with an automotive technology degree through these dealership-sponsored programs:

What’s an Automotive Technician Salary in Texas Like?

There are more than 46,000 automotive service technicians working in the state of Texas, making an average salary of almost $40,000 annually. On the high end, automotive technicians in Texas can make nearly $30/hour for their services. Additionally, the Dallas-Plano-Irving area is in the top ten nationally for highest employment levels for these skilled individuals.

How to Get Started in Automotive Technology

If you are not already enrolled at a DCCCD college, complete the admissions process at one of the colleges listed above. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Automotive Technology program. He or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

Jump-Start Your Future at DCCCD

More Information About Automotive Technology Program Options

  • Less interested in what’s under the hood, and more interested in what that hood looks like? Check out the degree plan for Eastfield College’s Auto Body Painter Certificate
  • … or maybe you prefer motorcycles? Cedar Valley offers a Motorcycle Technology Certificate, which trains students to meet entry-level requirements as motorcycle mechanics.
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