An Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing, and testing self-propelled ground vehicles and their systems.
Includes instruction in vehicular systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "automotive" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician?
A bachelor’s degree is generally the minimum requirement to enter this career field, however you may be able to get your foot-in-the-door as a technologist or technician with an associate degree. Technologist and technician opportunities likely include (but are not exclusive to) positions in field service technology, maintenance, mechanics, and heavy equipment.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Automotive Industry Action Group
- Power Transmission Distributors Association
- Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association
Publications/Magazines in Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician