Automotive Technology Degrees

UCNJ offers programs in Automotive Technology!

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  • Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

This is a cooperative program between Union County Vocational-Technical School and UCNJ Union College of Union County, NJ. All courses are taught by UCNJ faculty and all Automotive Technology professors are ASE certified. Courses are offered exclusively within UCNJ’s Scotch Plains campus, a state-of-the-art automotive facility of the Vocational-Technical School.

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Course Registration

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Career Paths

Automotive Technician
View Average Automotive Technician Salary in New Jersey
Maintenance Technician
Parts Counterman
Automotive Dealerships
Automotive Repair Shops
Automotive Manufacturing Companies
Fleet Maintenance Companies
Automotive Parts Suppliers
Government Transportation Departments
Transfer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to work closely with UCNJ’s faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer.

Why Study Automotive Technology?

The Automotive Technology Program is a competency-based course of study designed to train and prepare the serious student in eight automotive areas: A/C & Heating, Brakes, Steering & Suspension, Electrical & Electronic Repair, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Manual Drive Trains, and Automatic Transmissions. Eligible Auto Technology students may participate in work activities such as internships, mentoring, apprenticeships and Cooperative Industrial Education.

Upon graduating the student will be eligible to take ASE certification exams. Union County Vocational School is an ASE certified testing center. Graduates are qualified to work in all automotive service facilities. Employment opportunities include dealerships, independent & specialty shops, chain stores, municipalities, fleet and corporate facilities as well as self employment. This AAS degree may not be transferable to a four-year institution, but many of the non-technology courses may transfer.

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