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.
Walla Walla University offers 2 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 3 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician students graduated with students earning 2 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.
Perry Technical Institute offers 1 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 36 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician students graduated with students earning 36 Certificates.
Green River College offers 2 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 156 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician students graduated with students earning 139 Certificates, and 17 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Walla Walla University College Place, WA||20 : 1||1,831|
|Perry Technical Institute Yakima, WA||19 : 1||954|
|Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA||48 : 1||4,377|
|Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA||48 : 1||2,131|
|Renton Technical College Renton, WA||56 : 1||3,755|
|South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, WA||52 : 1||4,974|
|Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA||46 : 1||5,884|
|Peninsula College Port Angeles, WA||43 : 1||1,966|
|Green River College Auburn, WA||50 : 1||8,435|
|Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA||42 : 1||3,973|
|Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla, WA||31 : 1||3,671|
|Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA||39 : 1||3,352|
|Lower Columbia College Longview, WA||37 : 1||2,703|
|Grays Harbor College Aberdeen, WA||33 : 1||1,853|
|Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA||34 : 1||4,650|
|Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA||54 : 1||7,280|
|Bellingham Technical College Bellingham, WA||38 : 1||2,325|
|South Seattle College Seattle, WA||89 : 1||6,141|
|Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA||52 : 1||5,085|
|Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA||45 : 1||3,620|