The UAF Community and Technical College Automotive Technology Certificate program provides students with the education and training needed to become an entry level Automotive Technician. The automotive service industry is one of constant change as cars become more complicated. Highly trained technicians are needed to be able to understand, diagnose, and repair modern automobiles.
The program emphasizes hands-on training and in-class experience as students conduct under hood and under car maintenance inspections, and determine root cause of equipment failures and make necessary repairs and adjustments to the complex systems that make up today’s cars. The certificate training qualifies students for entry-level positions within the automotive service and repair industry in the areas of Electricity/Electronics,Brakes, Suspension and Alignment, and Engine Performance.
Successful graduates from the UAF Community and Technical College Automotive Technology program go on to careers in dealerships, independent shops, service/IM stations, fleet repair facilities, and aviation ground support. Salaries vary depending on job placement and the student’s skill level.
The program is located in A newly-acquired auto shop at 3202 Industrial Avenue off Van Horn. The new auto shop is equipped with a fully-modernized shop boasting the latest tools and equipment, so that the education and training you receive is current with industry standards. Class size is limited, so students will receive individual help and attention. The instructors are all experienced professionals who not only have excellent technical skills and knowledge, but they know how to communicate that knowledge to the students. Instructors can also work with students when they are done with the program to obtain employment within the local industry.
Brian Rencher, Program Coordinator
UAF Community and Technical College
PO Box 758080
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: (907) 455-2843