Automotive Technology

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Program Overview

Associate of Applied Science / 68-71 credits

The purpose of the Automotive Technology program is to train students for employment in automotive service and repair. The laboratory phase of courses uses modern tools and equipment while performing actual “live” service and repairs on automobiles. The classroom phase includes discussion of principles on the operation of automotive systems and components, demonstration of repair techniques, textbook assignments, and quizzes. Basic mechanic hand tools, supplies, books, and working clothes are required for enrollment.

Length of Program
The program is designed around a 2 year full time semester schedule

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Lawrence Martinson, Program Coordinator

Phone: 808 984 3678



J. Moana Kaho’ohanohano, Counselor

Phone: 808 984 3306

Fax: 808 984 3872

Appointments: 808 984 3306


Course Schedules

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The Automotive Technology program curriculum is aligned with the accrediting bodies of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Graduates are eligible to take the ASE Certification test. The State of Hawaiʻi requires both the repair shop and the mechanic to be licensed. Additional requirements for automotive technicians include two years of on the job training or one year of on the job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair to qualify for certification. State certification information can be found at