Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

The LCC Automotive Technology Program is offering some classes in person.

The Advanced Technology office is currently closed in bldg. 15 room 201. Staff are working remotely and responding to emails and phone messages on a regular basis.

If you like working on the engines of cars and trucks, then a career in Automotive Technology is worth exploring. Automotive mechanics use high-tech skills to inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles.

Instruction features state-of-the-art labs where students learn how to diagnose and repair vehicles using advanced diagnostic tools and equipment. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take ASE exams and become certified technicians.

Employment opportunities include auto dealers, independent repair shops, auto and truck leasing facilities, government motor pool agencies, parts sales and other auto related service businesses.

Note: While Lane continues to offer the 2-year degree program, the 2-yr certificate program has been suspended, and is no longer offered as of Spring 2021. This change is due to updates to Associate of Applied Science degree requirements that have made the 2-year certificate the same as the Automotive Technology, AAS degree. Students previously pursuing the 2-year certificate can change to the AAS without any change in course requirements. Students interested in this program should contact the Advanced Technology department or academic advisors at for assistance. 

Applying to the Automotive Technology program

You will need to complete the following steps including applying for admission to Lane, completing placement testing, and meeting with an academic advisor.

Lane Community College Admission

Fill out an application for admission to the college. If you have never attended Lane before, or if it has been over one year since you last attended, you need to complete a new admission and we encourage you to apply online as it is the fastest and simplest way to become a student at Lane. If you are unable to apply online, you can download an admission application from Lane's website. For more information on how to get started, please visit our Future Students page.

Students are required to submit an email address when applying to the college by using the online admissions process. Students who have already been admitted are required to enter an email address via their myLane account.

Program Advising

Meet with a program advisor to determine which classes you should take for your career goals and to ensure entry into the program. Advisors meet with students during their drop-in office hours. You can view weekly advising hours by logging into Moodle.

State of the art facilities

Attending classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities. 

Program Cost Estimate

Costs are based on resident tuition. Consult Lane's website for current tuition and fees. International students should seek advice with the international office at Lane Community College for program costs. A more detailed estimate can be found in the college catalog.