Automotive Technician

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SouthwestTech_Icon_Auto2Love the sound of a roaring engine? Our Automotive Technician Program may be the career path for you. At Southwest Technical College, learning is hands-on, grease and all. MAST level coursework will prepare you to pass the National Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. With this certification in hand, you are ready to join the world of automotive technology in an auto repair or service shop.

Cost: $5,161.00
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Start Dates: Defined courses start every other month during the academic year. Call 435.586.2899 for more information. Want to enroll? Click here to get started.

Program Length: 43 Credit Hours (This program can be completed in approximately 22 months, based on enrollment of 15 hours per week.  If possible, students are encouraged to enroll in more hours per week to graduate faster.)

Location: Main Campus – Automotive & Tech Building

Admissions Requirement: CASAS Assessment or equivalent. Click here for more information. To schedule your CASAS Assessment, click here


Program Outcome:

  •  Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Industry Certification:
Coursework will prepare you to pass the National Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams at the MAST level.

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Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:

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High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)


We are proud to announce our Manufacturer Automotive Specialty Training Pathway Program (MAST Pathway Program). This program allows students the opportunity to choose a specific training pathway and get a head start with their chosen automotive brand! These brands include:

Southwest Tech Auto Lab Sponsored by:


Graduation Rate (2022)



Highlight Videos

Student Highlight – Dylan Spencer

Student Highlight – Chevy Spencer

Student Highlight – Ashley Julander

Bennett Olsen – Cedar City Motor Company

Faculty Highlight – Richard Wittwer

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

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