The automotive mechanic's technology program at Seward County Community College provides students with the challenge of accurately diagnosing and correctly repairing late model cars and light trucks. This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Students train to become successful automotive technicians while learning basic mechanical skills as well as complex diagnostic procedures.

Automotive mechanics technology students at SCCC:

  • Receive hands-on and classroom training through the use of textbooks, videotapes, computer programs, manufacturers training materials, service manuals, training modules, and guest speakers.
  • Use up-to-date equipment such as electronic test equipment, computerized information systems, and professional quality tools to correctly and safely perform tasks.
  • Work on real problems provided through customer-owned vehicles.


Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages are not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.

Certificate of Completion - 10-Month Program

Suggested Courses

  • Automotive Orientation & Safety I 2 credit hours
  • Engine Performance I 3 credit hours
  • Engine Performance II 7 credit hours
  • Brakes I 3 credit hours
  • Electrical I 3 credit hours
  • Steering & Suspension I 2 credit hours
  • Manual Drivetrains & Axles 4 credit hours
  • HVAC 4 credit hours
  • Brakes II 2 credit hours
  • Electrical II 2 credit hours
  • Electrical III 5 credit hours
  • Engine Repair 5 credit hours
  • Steering & Suspension II 5 credit hours

Associate in Applied Science

Students can earn a two-year degree by completing a total of 64 credit hours. Visit with your advisor to discuss an academic plan.

Approximate Program Costs

Tuition and fees coincide with Seward County Community College cost per credit hour. Program costs are subject to change from year to year. Costs listed may not include all required course materials such as books or special course fees. All prices below include a $34, universal student fee.

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Seward County Residents $94/credit hour
In-state (outside Seward County) $95/credit hour
Border State* $117/credit hour
Out of State $132/credit hour
International $132/credit hour
Seward Online (In-state) $142/credit hour
Seward Online (out of state/international) $150/credit hour
EduKan Courses, Tuition, Fees $142/credit hour

*Border State students include all students from OK, TX, NM, CO, NE, and MO.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For more information on financial aid, including scholarships and federal financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 620-417-1110.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our program will have the opportunity to work as a/an:

  • General Car Mechanic
  • Light Truck Mechanic
  • Auto Parts Sales Associate
  • Automotive Repair Service Manager
  • Garage Owner
  • Engine Repair Tech

Program taught in:
  • English

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