Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

If you have drive and determination, then automotive technology is the program for you.

  • Overview

    Automotive TechnologyIf you’re ready to start your career in automotive technology, Oklahoma City Community College has five academic programs for you to choose from that will fit your needs and lifestyle.

    You could earn:

    It’s time to shift gears. Just fill out this OCCC online admissions application today.

    Visit the Automotive Website to find out more information about the different programs.

  • Overview

    Automotive TechnologyIf you’re ready to start your career in automotive technology, Oklahoma City Community College has five academic programs for you to choose from that will fit your needs and lifestyle.

    You could earn:

    It’s time to shift gears. Just fill out this OCCC online admissions application today.

    Visit the Automotive Website to find out more information about the different programs.

  • Highlights

    Automotive TechnologyIn OCCC’s Automotive Technology Degree Programs, you’ll learn:

    • A.S.E. engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering and brakes.
    • GM engine repair, electrical systems, engine performance, brakes and new products.
    • Body repair and refinishing techniques
    • The basics of collision repair
    • Electrical theory and automotive heat and air conditioning theory
    • Brake system repair and diagnosis, anti-lock brake system diagnosis, alignment procedures and theory and suspension diagnosis
    • And, much, much more!

    The automotive technology degree programs offer traditional classes as well as individual-paced (IP) courses to fit with your needs and lifestyle.

  • Degree Options

    Automotive TechnologyAutomotive Technology Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    At OCCC, you could earn:

  • Courses

    Automotive TechnologyAutomotive Technology Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    If you pursue any of the associate degrees in automotive technology or the certificate of mastery program, you will take classes in:

    • Engine Performance
    • Engine Repair
    • Suspension and Steering
    • Brakes
    • Manual Drive Trains
    • Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles
    • Electrical Systems
    • Heating and Conditioning Systems
    • Automotive Refinishing Systems and Preparation
    • Non-Structural Trim and Panel Alignment
    • Minor Body Repair
    • Glass Replacement
    • Certification

     

    Visit OCCC’s online college course catalog for full details on your automotive technology degree options.

  • Faculty
    Toney Brackett

    Toney Brackett


    Professor of Automotive Service Technology

    Toney Brackett has been in the automotive industry for over 18 years at Saturn of Edmond and Saturn of OKC as an automotive technician, shop foreman, and provided mentoring for students from Oklahoma City Community College as well as Moore-Norman Technology Center. He spent the last two years teaching Automotive Service Technology at Chisholm Trail Technology in Omega,OK. While teaching at Chisholm Trail he also taught here at OCCC as an adjunct. He is ASE Master Certified, GM certified, CNG Certified NATEF Evaluation Team Leader, and is currently seeking a B.S.Ed in Trade & Industrial Education at UCO.

     
    Richard Steere

    Richard Steere


    Professor of Automotive Technology

    Graduated from West Texas A&M (BS in Industrial Technology.ASE Master CertifiedGM Master CertifiedCNG Oklahoma State CertifiedIMPCO Technologies Natural Gas CertifiedHave taught for General Motors in their Training Centers in Chicago, Dallas, and Oklahoma City.

     
    Bradley Walker

    Bradley Walker


    Department Chair/Professor of Automotive Technology

    B.S., University of Central Oklahoma; I graduated from the GM ASEP program here at OCCC.I am an ASE certified Master Automobile Technician.I have been in the automotive industry for 25 years.Before coming to OCCC I was at Bob Moore Saturn for 13 years where I was the shop foreman.

     
  • After OCCC

    Automotive TechnologyJobs for Automotive Technology Degree Graduates

    The automotive industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. In fact, for every worker directly employed by an automaker, nearly seven spin-off jobs are created including those in dealerships and service centers.

     

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, with more consumers buying cars, more automotive technology jobs will be created for workers who can perform basic car maintenance and repair. More entry-level workers will be needed to do oil changes and replace worn brakes.

     

    In addition, since the average lifespan of vehicles is increasing, this will increase the demand for repair services, especially post-warranty work. The increased use of advanced technology in automobiles will also lead to new opportunities for repair technicians, especially those with specialized skills or certifications.

     

    Workers with expertise in certain makes or models of cars, or with an advanced understanding of certain systems, such as hybrid-fuel technology, will also be in high demand.

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