Clackamas Community College

Automotive Service Technology, AAS


The instruction, curriculum, facilities, and equipment of the Automotive Service Technology program have been evaluated by the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF) and are accredited to the Master Automotive Service Technician (MAST) level.

Training combines operational theory with hands-on activities in engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmission and drive train, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, engine performance, safety systems, and alternative fuel transportation vehicles.  

The program consists of instructional blocks of 100 hours each that are a combination of lecture and hands-on laboratory work.  Each instructional block focuses on a specialized area and at the completion, students are assessed according to their success in meeting course outcomes.

Partnerships between CCC and automotive repair businesses will allow you to learn in the classroom and on the job through the Internship and the Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) courses.

The program prepares students to pass ASE certification tests and begin a career as an automotive service technician. Students can achieve industry-recognized ASE certification shortly after earning a degree.

Entry into the program is yearly, typically beginning fall term. An alternate schedule may be available depending on program limits for student seat loads.  

For information contact Dustin Bates, 503-594-3973 or, or the Automotive and Welding Department, 503-594-3047.