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Automotive Repair Technology provides intensive career preparation through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on application. The program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and is led by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certified instructors. Instructors provide students the fundamental knowledge and experience needed to become entry level technicians in the automotive industry. The Automotive Repair Technology curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members annually.

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JAMES HAUN

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Mission

The mission of the Automotive Repair Technology program is to provide high quality technical instruction in all mechanical aspects of automotive mechanical repair. This is accomplished through the provision of instruction in a working automotive repair shop and conducted by industry experienced instructors.

Program Outcomes

  • Maintain NATEF/ASE standards through full implementation of related curriculum and student outcome measures.
  • Improve marketability of students to employers as a result of successful completion of the total ASE/NATEF program of instruction.
  • Maintain and enhance high school and university articulation agreements.
  • Keep curriculum up-to-date with input from industry through the Automotive Repair Technology advisory committee.
  • Secure automotive industry support for provision of equipment and training materials.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Automotive Repair Technology upon completion of the two-year program of study. An Automotive Repair Technology Certificate, is available upon completion of the first year of study in the program.

Students who earn their AAAS in Automotive Repair Technology may also earn a dual degree in Diesel Technology or Auto Body Repair Technology. Please speak with your instructor about the required and specific classes needed.

Students wishing to transfer to Montana State University Northern (MSUN) located in Havre, MT to obtain a bachelor of science degree in automotive technology must successfully complete the Automotive Repair Technology AAAS degree prior to transferring to MSUN. Successful completion of specific support classes at WWCC is necessary for transfer to MSUN. See WWCC Automotive Repair Technology program director for more information.

Certification

The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), an affiliate of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), establishes the standards by which training facilities become certified. WWCC's Automotive Repair Technology program is NATEF certified and led by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Certified Instructors.