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.

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
  • Entry Level Salary Average: $23,600
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Entry Level Positions:

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


Download the Automotive Technology Program's  Required Tool List »

Cobra Project

The Automotive Technology program offers top students the opportunity to build a high performance car from start to finish through the Cobra Project. Previous Cobras have won multiple trophies at car shows throughout the Southeast.



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.


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.»