Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Be ready to hit the ground running. When employers advertise for auto repair technicians, they’re looking for someone with a solid technical background who has experience using the latest diagnostic equipment. That can be you! LATI’s Automotive Technology program is tailored to meet those industry demands. Because of that, our graduates are highly successful in obtaining top-notch jobs.

As a student in the 18-month auto program, you’ll spend about 75 percent of your time working in the program’s 27,900 square foot auto repair shop, gaining valuable real-life work experience. During your time here, you’ll run diagnostic tests and make repairs on cars, light trucks, vans, and sports utility vehicles using up-to-date equipment in the spacious automotive shop. Another plus is that our auto shop has its own parts department!

Staying current with industry standards is a priority. All of the instructors are master-certified by ASE and the program is NATEF certified, so as a student, you can be confident your training at Lake Area Tech is second to none.

To complement our academic excellence, the program invests significant resources in obtaining and maintaining the latest in automotive diagnostic equipment. Recently, our auto program - which has been NATEF-certified since 2010 - added new training aids including five Ford Fusion cars, a Hunter Alignment System, Premium Scissor Long-Deck Rack, RoadForce Touch 4th Generation Wheel Balancer, and an Ergonomic Center Clamping Tire Changer. This new equipment ensures students are training on the industry’s most up-to-date automotive gear.

After graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology, our students secure jobs as service technicians, shop managers/owners, and transmission specialists. Let us help you begin your journey in the automotive industry!

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This program has been awarded ASE Master Certification. This is the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.



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Students who join the LATI chapter of SkillsUSA-VICA heighten their communication and public relations skills as well as gain the opportunity to compete in regional contests.

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