Automotive Service Technician

Program Overview

If you love cars and want to turn your passion into a career, our automotive service technician program is the perfect way to start. You’ll learn from experienced professionals who are experts in their field and have hands-on experience working with cars. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to diagnose, repair, and maintain all types of vehicles. Whether you want to work at a dealership or start your own repair shop, this program could start the perfect career path for you.

AAS, Diploma

Auto technician student looking underneath a car.

Credits needed for a diploma


New jobs each year for the next decade


Median annual wage


Hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art shop setting.

While at Saint Paul College you’ll get real-world experience by working in our state-of-the-art shop. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know to diagnose trouble in various automotive components and work with the latest systems and service techniques.

Learn how to use different tools and shop equipment

The Saint Paul College Automotive Service Technician programs train students to use testing equipment, special tools, and the latest information and specifications to service the many types of automobiles. 

We prepare you for a job in the automotive industry.

We teach critical thinking skills to help you identify and solve problems effectively and efficiently. You’ll learn to work with others as a group to help solve problems together and how to work in a team environment. We’ll prepare you for what a real job looks like through experienced teachers who have industry real-world expertise.