Academics

Automotive Technology Program

Piedmont Technical College's nationally recognized Automotive Technology program prepares future certified technicians for the challenges of the automotive industry.

Students receive training in our state-of-the-art facility in eight areas of automotive service: engine repair, engine performance, electrical and electronic systems, manual drive train and axles, automatic transmission/transaxle, suspension and steering systems, brakes, and heating and air conditioning. Students also learn customer service skills needed in today's automotive shop environment and develop strong work habits. 

The specialized training you’ll receive in the automotive program will prepare you to become an ASE certified technician, a credential that can provide greater earning potential through demonstrating your expertise in the field.

Career Tracks:

  • 87% placement rate for 2009-2011 graduates
  • Average South Carolina technician salary for 2013: $40,000
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Entry Level Positions:

  • Automotive Dealer Technician
  • Service Shop Technician
  • Possible Self-employment

Resources

Download the Automotive Technology Program's  Required Tool List »

 
Awards & Accolades
  • 2009 T2/Chicago Pneumatic Southeast Region School of the Year

  • Top 4, 2009 T2/Chicago Pneumatic National School of the Year

  • 2007 S.C. Automotive Award of Excellence (AIPC)

 
Hi Tech Scholars

Hi Tech Scholars is a scholarship program designed to help you offset the cost of attendance at Piedmont Technical College, and to help ensure your success in your chosen field.

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As a Hi Tech Scholar, you’ll:

Receive a free laptop computer or automotive scan tool that’s yours after graduation;

Receive a minimum of $700 toward tuition per semester;

Get personalized tutoring and mentoring by full-time faculty members.

Learn more about the Hi Tech Scholars program.»