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Studying Automotive Technology at Weber State

Weber State’s automotive program prepares students who have a passion for cars and other vehicles for successful careers with automotive industry leaders.

Automotive Technology Highlights

Weber State’s automotive program partners with Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota and Chrysler to train students with state-of-the-art technology. It is the only program of its kind within 1000 miles.

Graduates are often recruited by most of the world’s major automobile manufacturers.

The program also allows you to become certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and out-of-state students can receive reduced tuition.

Our automotive program has been recognized among aceable.com’s Top 16 Best Automotive Technology Colleges in the U.S. and among bestschools.org’s Top 10 Automotive Programs.

 

  
 

Beyond the Classroom

In Weber State’s automotive technology program, you can gain real work experience through paid internships with local automotive service companies, or you can conduct hands-on research on solar, electric and autonomous vehicles.

Beth Miya

Class of 2007

“Weber State's automotive program prepared me for my career with not only teaching me automotive repair skills but also providing me with industry connections and introductions.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Weber State’s Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology teaches you how a vehicle operates, to diagnose problems with vehicles and to correct them.

The degree offers three tracks:

  • General Motors ASEP (focuses on General Motors vehicles)
  • Heavy Duty Truck Program (focuses on vehicles with diesel engines)
  • Automotive Technical Education Program (focuses on the latest trends in independent shop service technology)
Weber State’s Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology builds on the AAS degree by teaching you skills for working in a variety of automotive industries.
 

You can focus your BS degree in one of two areas:

  • Field Service Operations (teaches skills for careers in automotive management, technical sales, customer service and a variety of other automotive industries)
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems (teaches you skills for working with the latest vehicle systems and technology)

You have the option to double major in:

  • Field Operations and Advanced Vehicle Systems
  • Field Operations and Professional Sales
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems and Professional Sales

What You Can Do after Weber

With an associate’s degree in automotive service technology, you can find entry-level service technician positions in dealerships, independent garages and other automotive service suppliers.

After earning your bachelor’s degree in automotive technology, you can find employment opportunities in customer service, field engineering, field service testing and technical instruction.

Weber State graduates go on to work for companies such as:

  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • Honda
  • Chrysler
  • Toyota
  • School
  • MHC Kenworth
  • Manheim Corporation
  • Sterling Collision Centers

Or at independent shops, insurance companies, aftermarket supply companies and schools.

Career & Salary Outlook

Recent bachelor’s degree graduates of Weber State’s automotive technology program reported a 99% job placement rate and an average starting salary of $55,000.

Common careers for automotive technology graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ...
(Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)

 

Faculty Perspective

  • John Kelly

    "I like seeing the students learn, progress and enhance their skills and knowledge to a point where they can start a career, not just a job."
  • Scott Hadzik

    "It's rewarding when the student gains the confidence to solve challenging problems on their own."