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Automotive Technology

Degree Info

Degree Info

Degree plan and recommended order of courses

Future Opportunities

Future Opportunities

Planning for the future? Learn about opportunities for work.

Course Syllabi

Course Syllabi

Official syllabi for required courses.

The goal of the NATEF-accredited Automotive Technology Program is to prepare students for employment in the automotive services industry. Graduates are employed in sales, parts,and technician positions.

This program combines the study of college-level general education courses and extensive course work in automotive theory and lab classes designed to prepare graduates for entry level careers as technicians, service advisors, parts specialists, and managers.

Earn a certificate and get to work within a year. Continue your passion in our Associate degree coursework and tackle more complex diagnostics and repairs. Ready for management? Earn a Bachelor's degree from Missouri Baptist University at Jefferson College! Check out the complete pathway and hit the road toward an exciting career in automotive technology!

Program News

May 7, 2019

Jefferson College Automotive Technology students recently completed a service learning project for the American Legion Post 253 in Festus, Missouri. Students from the first year and the second year (college and high school classes) replaced the timing chain, intake manifold, numerous suspension components, and all four brakes for the Honor Guard's Ford Explorer, all labor free. The Honor Guard travels to cemeteries to honor servicemen and servicewomen who have fallen in service to their country.  

April 16, 2019

Women in Automotive and Collision representatives held a forum on the Jefferson College campus on April 16 to discuss the challenges and successes for women coming into the automotive field. Automotive Technology Professor Gerard Uhls and several automotive students in their first year attended the event to discuss the need for technicians in the field and the impact female students can have on businesses. Local industry leaders and prospective students attended the forum and shared ideas to promote the non-traditional students. The event was covered by Check out the full article here!

November 10, 2018

Jefferson College Automotive Technology students volunteered in the Oil Changes for Veterans event at Mieneke Car Care Center in Arnold Missouri. Over 15 students from Jefferson College including area high school seniors enrolled in the Area Technical School automotive program changed oil on over 85 cars and light trucks for our military veterans at no cost to the veterans. The students' work was supervised by Jefferson College Instructor Brad Berrey (active military) and Gerard Uhls, Professor of Automotive Technology.

October 23, 2018

Jefferson College Automotive Technology department recently welcomed Garage Gurus national trainer Rick Kearns for two training sessions in October. The high school and college classes were taught Brake Systems and Traction Control with Vehicle Stability Control. Garage Gurus is very popular on YouTube as a reliable source of vehicle information. Guru Rick Kearns travels extensively to educate technicians on proper repair techniques. Thanks for the visit!

Garage Gurus visit

April 9, 2018

Sadie Hefflinger from Northwest High School was selected as a 2018 Breaking Traditions winner for students pursuing a non-traditional career field. Sadie received a scholarship from the award to be used towards continued education in her field from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). We would like to congratulate Sadie for being chosen from a field of 86 candidates. Great job Sadie!

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