While the desire for public transportation may be making a comeback, we live in a culture that loves cars. If you are interested in the future of the automobile or the automotive industry, a degree in automotive technology may be your thing. There are both associate and bachelor's degrees available in automotive technology, though the programs may focus on different aspects of technology.
A degree in automotive engineering technology is generally a four-year program that focuses on the engineering skills needed in the career field. Students will study mechanical testing and automotive engineering processes. Transportation is constantly being redefined, and from electric to self-driving cars, a degree in automotive technology could lead to careers in innovative technologies. This degree may not be found at many schools, but there are several programs out there. These degrees may also offer or even require internships with large automotive companies, and the universities will most likely have on campus shops for hands-on learning.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers 3 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 73 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician students graduated with students earning 64 Certificates, and 9 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|NASCAR Technical Institute Mooresville, NC||1,132|
|Wayne Community College Goldsboro, NC||25 : 1||2,948|
|Randolph Community College Asheboro, NC||35 : 1||2,903|
|Southwestern Community College Sylva, NC||29 : 1||2,324|
|Edgecombe Community College Tarboro, NC||26 : 1||1,904|
|Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC||26 : 1||2,692|
|Central Carolina Community College Sanford, NC||35 : 1||5,714|
|Catawba Valley Community College Hickory, NC||34 : 1||4,693|
|Halifax Community College Weldon, NC||23 : 1||1,087|
|Haywood Community College Clyde, NC||29 : 1||1,632|
|Beaufort County Community College Washington, NC||36 : 1||1,539|
|Blue Ridge Community College Flat Rock, NC||32 : 1||2,332|
|Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC||38 : 1||22,003|
|Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville, NC||28 : 1||3,797|
|Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, NC||34 : 1||4,039|
|Vance-Granville Community College Henderson, NC||34 : 1||3,158|
|Gaston College Dallas, NC||39 : 1||5,655|
|Lenoir Community College Kinston, NC||23 : 1||2,526|
|Pitt Community College Winterville, NC||46 : 1||8,237|
|Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC||42 : 1||3,734|