Automotive Technology


The Automotive Technology program provides hands-on training. Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Transportation Technology or certificate and become a Mechanic, Vehicle Inspector, Automotive Technician, and more.

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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Information

The Automotive Technology program prepares you for a career in the mechanic, automotive, and light-truck service and repair industry. You'll apply classroom theory to various hands-on activities in our innovative automotive lab, earn ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications, earn an OSHA Occupational Safety Certificate in just 10 Hours, and have the opportunity to join an automotive internship to gain work experience. 

Additional training is available for Subaru and/or Ford models.


  • Brake and Electrical Systems
  • Suspension and Alignment
  • Manual and Automatic Transmissions
  • Engine Repair and Performance 
  • Automotive Electronics, Computer Concepts, and Software Applications
  • Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Transportation Technology Capstone

From Auto Tech to Aircraft Maintenance 

James Caswell standing in front of Eclipse Aviation

James Caswell was able to transfer the skills he learned in CNM's Automotive Technology program to a successful career as a mechanic and, later, an aircraft manufacturing technician. With 14 years of experience under his belt, James is proud of the career he built for himself in both fields. Learn more about how James' experience at CNM impacted his success in life. 

Get Credit for Prior Learning

If you have Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications, you can receive credit for courses in the Automotive Technology AAS program by filling out the ASE Certification form

If you have a valid OSHA certification, you can receive credit for courses in the Transportation Technology (AAS), Automotive Technology Concentration program by filling out the OSHA 10 and 30 Certificate form.