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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Auto Repair?

Modern auto repair requires strong reasoning skills, comfort with new technology and a detailed knowledge of how vehicles work. At WWCC, you’ll get thorough training in all of these. You’ll gain the experience to land an entry-level service tech job — with skills that can grow your career. And you’ll learn from certified teachers who know what it takes to succeed.

Careers in Auto Repair

Get Your Career On the Road

WWCC’s program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). And it is led by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certified instructors. NATEF/ASE certification tells employers that you’ve been well-trained. You’ll know how to use basic hand tools and sophisticated shop equipment. With the training you’ll get here, you could work on gasoline engines or alternative fuel vehicles. You could be a service tech or work at a parts counter. And you’ll have what it takes to specialize as your career grows.

Certificates & Degrees in Auto Repair


With a one-year certificate, you can learn basic maintenance and light repair – and be in the job market fast. Or with a two-year degree, you can gain even more in-depth repair skills. To get the most from your time at WWCC, you have the option of obtaining a degree in Diesel Technology.

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Automotive Repair Technology Program Details

Entrance Requirements

It is recommended that the student contact the program director/lead instructor regarding appropriate program placement. For more information, please contact at 509.527.3659, or [email protected]

Program Outcomes

  • Maintain ASE/NATEF 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.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

Other Information

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