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Automotive Technology (WATC)

Location: UAFS campus
Options: Morning and afternoon

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With nearly 300 million registered vehicles on the road, the United States is one of the world's largest automobile markets. If you're an analytical thinker, love technology, and working with your hands, then WATC's automotive technology program is for you. 

Certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF), this program provides you with the skills needed to inspect, maintain, and repair automotive engines and complex vehicle computer systems to begin a career as an entry-level automotive technician. Successful completion of the courses can lead to certification by the National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE). 

Career Titles: Automotive Technician, Service Technician, Field Service Technician, Service Writer
Industry: Automotive Dealerships, Independent Repair Shops, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Transportation
Outlook: 4 percent growth
Arkansas Median Wage: $40,470

Students might consider automotive if you’re an analytical thinker, love technology, and working with your hands.

Fall Semester
First Year
Spring Semester
First Year
Fall Semester
Second Year
Spring Semester
Second Year
Automotive Theory & Maintenance  Electrical Systems Engine Performance I Manual Transmissions & Drivetrains
Braking Systems Suspension & Steering Automotive Engines Engine Performance II


Sample schedule only. Actual schedules may vary.

Credentials students can potentially earn while in WATC:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Undercar Technology
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Automotive Drivetrain Technology
  • Technical Certificate in Automotive Technology

Degree options to complete at UAFS:

  • Associate of Science in General Technology - Automotive