Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

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.

  • Egan Riordon
    Faculty Member
  • Jake Williamson
    Faculty Member
  • Kelly Mathers
    Faculty Member
  • Claudia Riumallo
    Academic Advisor

Applying to the Automotive Technology program

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

1. 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.

2. Placement Testing

The Testing Office is located in Building #1, Student Services in Room 116.

New Students: Complete college placement tests in reading, writing, and math. Minimum placement test scores are: reading-68, and writing-64.

Students with Prior College: Bring a copy of your transcript(s) when you meet with a program advisor. Math must be current within one year or a placement test will need to be taken.

3. Automotive Application

To be considered for the Automotive Program, you must complete an Automotive Application. The following documents must be submitted with the application: any unofficial transcripts (high school and/or college), test score sheets from the testing office, copy of valid driver's license, and a $25 non-refundable application fee.

4. 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.

5. Register for Classes in MyLane

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, located at our downtown campus. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

Program Cost Estimate - 2017-18

Automotive Technology 2 Year Degree

Resident Tuition and student fees - $13,122
Differential Fees - $2,717
Other Course/Program Costs - $960
Tools - $3,170
Books and supplies - $1,324
Total - $21,293

Automotive Technology 2 Year Certificate

Resident Tuition and student fees - $11,700
Differential Fees - $2,543
Other Course/Program Costs - $940
Tools - $3,170
Books and supplies - $951
Total - $19,304

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.