Automotive Degrees

Automotive mechanics are responsible for making sure customers have a reliable means of transportation. This can involve anything from inspection and testing, preventative maintenance and certification of compliance with state requirements to repairs.

Mechanics possess a specialized set of skills and have the opportunity to help people every day. Mechanics with sufficient technical and personal skills can earn an exceptional salary. If you’re a creative problem solver and enjoy working with your hands, a career in the automotive industry might be a good fit for you.

Eligible Programs

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Lake Area Technical College

  • Automotive Technology – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Auto Body & Paint Technology – 1-Year Program, Diploma OR 2-Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Diesel Technology – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree

Mitchell Technical College

  • Diesel Power Technology – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree

Southeast Technical College

  • Automotive Technology – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Collision Repair & Refinish Technology – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Diesel Technology: Heavy Equipment – 1-Year Program, Diploma
  • Diesel Technology: Trucking – 1-Year Program, Diploma
  • Diesel Technology: Heavy Equipment & Trucking – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree

Western Dakota Technical College

  • Automotive Technology – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Diesel Technology – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree
  • Industrial Maintenance – 2-Year Program, AAS Degree
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Additional Programs


A degree in agriculture can take you just about anywhere in the industry. You can work inside or outside doing anything from teaching and research to working with animals.


For people who enjoy cars, working with their hands and solving problems, a career as an automotive technician can really drive your future.

Building Trades / Construction

A degree or certification in the construction trades can lead to employment as a construction manager, cost estimator or building inspector.

Energy Technicians

Careers waiting for you include renewable energy technician, wind turbine installer, solar electricity system installer and more.

Engineering Technicians

Engineering technicians can work in several specialized areas, including electrical and electronics engineering or civil engineering.

Healthcare / Public Service

Technical colleges offer a variety of healthcare and public service-related programs including Nursing, Paramedics, Law Enforcement Science and Radiology Technicians.

Information Technology / Computer Information Systems

Focus on utilizing technology to help businesses run as efficiently as possible.

Precision Manufacturing

Precision machinists may work in the computer, automotive, agriculture or other industries—including manufacturing plants, machine shops and inspection organizations.


Welders specialize in fabricating products by joining together materials like steel, brass and aluminum. Welding skills can be applied to manufacturing, construction, creative arts and more.



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