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 A1 Engine Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

This short-term engine repair certificate program provides students with theory and operation fundamentals of engine diagnosis. Students gain practical shop experience in engine repair, inspection of cylinder heads, valve trains, engine blocks, and lubrication and cooling systems.

 

 A2 Auto Transmissions/Transaxles

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

This short-term certificate program introduces students to the theory and operation of automatic transmissions/transaxles.  Students learn the principles of late model transmissions, transaxles and sub-assemblies.  Practical applications include the diagnosis and repair of all types of automatic transmissions/transaxle components.

 A3 Manual Drive Train and Axles

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

This short-term certificate program introduces students to the theory and operation of manual transmissions/transaxles, differential, drive line, transfer case, and constant velocity joints. Students learn the principles of late model manual transmissions, transaxles and sub-assemblies. Practical applications include the diagnosis and repair of all types of manual transmissions/transaxles, transfer case, and differential components.

 A4 Suspension and Steering

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

This short-term certificate provides students with both theory and practical lab applications in automotive suspension and steering systems.  Students gain experience in the diagnosis and repair of the following systems and components:  power steering and suspension systems including MacPherson struts and four-wheel alignment.

 A5 Brakes

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

This short-term certificate provides students with both theory and practical lab applications in automotive brake and hydraulic systems. Students gain experience in the diagnosis and repair of the following systems and components: master cylinder and hydraulic systems, drum and disc brakes, parking brakes, machining of brake drums and rotors, power brake units, and anti-lock brake systems.

 A6 Electronics/Electrical Systems

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

This short-term certificate program introduces students to basic electrical concepts including Ohm’s Law, magnetism, analog and digital meters, and test equipment. Students gain practical shop experience in the testing of such equipment as test lamps, voltmeters and ammeters. Hookup and testing of electronics and electrical components and circuits also are included.

 A7 Engine Heating and Air Conditioning

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

This short-term certificate program emphasizes heating and air conditioning systems and components.  Students are introduced to heating and air conditioning systems and gain practical shop experience in their diagnosis and repair procedures.

 A8 Engine Performance

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

This short-term certificate program emphasizes engine performance systems and components.  Content areas include ignition systems, fuel and exhaust/emissions systems, theory of carburetion and ignition systems.  Students are introduced to drivability systems and gain practical shop experience in their diagnosis and repair procedures.  An electronics/electrical certificate must be earned before taking these courses.

 Advanced Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Puget Sound Community CollegeState: WA

Advanced Automotive Technology Certificate leads to work as an Air-Conditioning Technician, Electrical Technician, Chassis Technician, or Advanced Engine Performance.

 Advanced Aviation Knowledge

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This certificate program prepares individuals with a private pilot and Instrument rating background for the FAA Commercial Pilot written exam.

 Advanced Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Greys Harbor CollegeState: WA

The Diesel Technology program at Grays Harbor College prepares students for a career working as a diesel-powered equipment mechanic on trucks, construction equipment, buses, farm equipment, and some marine engines. Students learn preventive maintenance as well as diesel overhaul and installation procedures. They receive practical work experience by working on vehicles and equipment. Training is geared to provide the basic skills, knowledge, and professional attitude required to eventually become a journey-level diesel mechanic.

 Advanced Manufacturing Technology – Technical Design

Career Cluster: Aviation, Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Everett Community CollegeState: WA

The Engineering Technology program is designed to provide skills and knowledge in a variety of technical design subjects, including computer aided design (CAD) software such as CATIA version 5, Solid Works and AutoCAD. Skills learned in this program are taught using applied methods where training is practical and hands-on.

 Advanced Paint

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Advanced Paint Certificate provides the student with the skills needed for an entry-level position in the auto body industry using advanced techniques.

 Advanced Truck Driver

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Walla Walla Community CollegeState: WA

This certificate will prepare the student to take the Washington State Commercial Driver’s License test. It is designed for immediate employment or may be utilized by individual who is interested in improving current skills and knowledge.

 Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Career Cluster: Aviation, Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of WashingtonState: WA

The Aerospace Engineering industry is at the forefront of revolutionary technological developments in transportation, exploration, and national security, with new and significant challenges emerging every day.

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington wants to help meet those challenges by offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees that prepare students to become leaders in this exciting field. Our program is at the forefront of current research in space-based information systems, energetics, complex autonomous systems, composite materials, and more, ensuring our graduates will be competitive in academics and industry well into the future.

 Aeronautical Science

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Rocky Mountain CollegeState: MT

This major prepares graduates to begin a career as a professional pilot within the aviation industry. The aeronautical science major combines pilot certification with studies of the air transportation-operating environment, which makes RMC graduates well-rounded aviation professionals.

Flight training is conducted in Piper and Beechcraft aircraft owned by RMC. Glass cockpit aircraft and sophisticated simulators are used in training to prepare graduates for competitive careers in aviation. Further training is conducted using state-of-the-art Canadair Regional Jet (CRF) flight management system (FMS) simulation. The program emphasizes professional experiences, relevant classroom instruction, and safe flight operations that will help transition the students to a successful career after graduation.

 Aeronautical Science

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Aeronautical Science Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree has two options, Flight Operations and Aviation Operations Management. Green River designed its Aviation Technology program to provide students with a real-world education and competitive advantages in the job market. Advanced technology, exceptional instructors, and specialized Federal Aviation Administration-approved programs prepare students of every experience level with a foundation in aviation weather, air transportation, air traffic control, English and math.

 Aeronautical Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

The A.A.S. degree program provides graduates of recognized airframe and powerplant programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge and training, and earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. To receive the A.A.S. degree, a student must complete all course requirements from an approved airframe and powerplant program.

The degree program builds on the student’s previous knowledge and emphasizes current industry practices and related technical information. General education courses provide background in industrial, social, political and economic factors and their implications for the industry.

 Aeronautical Technology: Aviation Airframe Mechanic

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

South offers both certificate and degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aeronautical Technology. The Aviation Maintenance certificates program offers a preparatory program in airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics. The two-year (8 quarters) curriculum provides training on current aviation airframes and powerplants.

Students who successfully complete the curriculum are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration examination for the airframe and powerplant mechanic license. Either the airframe or the powerplant component may be taken separately. Completion of both components is highly recommended for increased employment opportunities.

 Aeronautical Technology: Aviation Maintenance Airframe and Powerplant

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

South offers both certificate and degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aeronautical Technology. The Aviation Maintenance certificates program offers a preparatory program in airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics. The two-year (8 quarters) curriculum provides training on current aviation airframes and powerplants.

Students who successfully complete the curriculum are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration examination for the airframe and powerplant mechanic license. Either the airframe or the powerplant component may be taken separately. Completion of both components is highly recommended for increased employment opportunities.

 Aeronautical Technology: Aviation Powerplant Mechanic

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

South offers both certificate and degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aeronautical Technology. The Aviation Maintenance certificates program offers a preparatory program in airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics. The two-year (8 quarters) curriculum provides training on current aviation airframes and powerplants.

Students who successfully complete the curriculum are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration examination for the airframe and powerplant mechanic license. Either the airframe or the powerplant component may be taken separately. Completion of both components is highly recommended for increased employment opportunities.

 Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Shoreline Community CollegeState: WA

The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students entrance into a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Aeronautical, Civil, Industrial, Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering. This AS-T degree is a Major Related Program detailing the required foundation courses for students to be prepared for junior standing at baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer. Engineering is also an excellent major for graduate studies in Engineering, Law, Business and Education.

 Aeronautics

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Northwest CollegeState: WY

If you like the view from above and want a career that challenges you, consider a degree in aeronautics. The NWC Aeronautics Program, offered in partnership with Choice Aviation, trains you to become a commercial pilot while preparing you for a bachelor’s degree.

 Aeronautics Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Honolulu Community CollegeState: HI

The Aeronautics Maintenance Technology program is designed to prepare individuals for Federal Aviation Administration certification as aircraft Airframe and Powerplant mechanics. Students in this program obtain knowledge and practical applications in such areas as hydraulics, sheet metal, electrical installation and troubleshooting, welding, the use of hand power tools, engine theory, troubleshooting and repair.

 Aerospace

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Apprentice, Associates DegreeInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Aircraft fascinate you. You want to learn how they work, how they function, and how they fly. Let our comprehensive, experience-driven aerospace programs teach you the skills you need to reach beyond the horizon and enter the high-demand, high-wage aerospace industry.

 Aerospace

Career Cluster: Aviation, Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Minor ProgramInstitution: Montana State UniversityState: MT

Montana State University, Bozeman offers a minor (minor for which there is no major) in aerospace called the Aerospace Minor. This minor provides a suite of courses from a wide variety of disciplines which are relevant to aerospace. The minor requires a minimum of 31 credits.

 Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing – Machine Maintenance 1

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

In 20 weeks, you can learn the skills required for a high-demand aerospace or advanced manufacturing job related to one of three areas: Precision Machining, Machine Maintenance, Quality Assurance and Inspection . You can use the training to break into the industry and then with experience and more training, advance into high-wage career opportunities.

The programs are using fresh curriculum that is industry-driven and aligns directly to job knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. Boeing and several supply chain partners have given their input on the curriculum and approve of its content.

 Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing – Machine Maintenance 2

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

In 20 weeks, you can learn the skills required for a high-demand aerospace or advanced manufacturing job related to one of three areas: Precision Machining, Machine Maintenance, Quality Assurance and Inspection . You can use the training to break into the industry and then with experience and more training, advance into high-wage career opportunities.

The programs are using fresh curriculum that is industry-driven and aligns directly to job knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. Boeing and several supply chain partners have given their input on the curriculum and approve of its content.

 Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing – Precision Machining 1

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

In 20 weeks, you can learn the skills required for a high-demand aerospace or advanced manufacturing job related to one of three areas: Precision Machining, Machine Maintenance, Quality Assurance and Inspection . You can use the training to break into the industry and then with experience and more training, advance into high-wage career opportunities.

The programs are using fresh curriculum that is industry-driven and aligns directly to job knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. Boeing and several supply chain partners have given their input on the curriculum and approve of its content.

 Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing – Precision Machining 2

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

In 20 weeks, you can learn the skills required for a high-demand aerospace or advanced manufacturing job related to one of three areas: Precision Machining, Machine Maintenance, Quality Assurance and Inspection . You can use the training to break into the industry and then with experience and more training, advance into high-wage career opportunities.

The programs are using fresh curriculum that is industry-driven and aligns directly to job knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. Boeing and several supply chain partners have given their input on the curriculum and approve of its content.

 Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Quality Assurance and Inspection

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

In 20 weeks, you can learn the skills required for a high-demand aerospace or advanced manufacturing job related to one of three areas: Precision Machining, Machine Maintenance, Quality Assurance and Inspection . You can use the training to break into the industry and then with experience and more training, advance into high-wage career opportunities.

The programs are using fresh curriculum that is industry-driven and aligns directly to job knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. Boeing and several supply chain partners have given their input on the curriculum and approve of its content.

 Aerospace Apprenticeship

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: ApprenticeInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship program offers twelve trades related to aircraft fabrication and equipment maintenance. The high-skilled manufacturing trades include Blue Streak Mechanic; Composite Manufacturing Technician; Machinist; Maintenance Machinist; Manufacturing Machinist; Metal Structures Technician; Model Maker; NC Skin Mill Operator; NC Spar Mill Operator; Tool & Cutter Grinder; and Tooling Inspector. The high-skilled maintenance trades are Industrial Electronic Maintenance Technician and Machine Tool Maintenance Mechanic.

Apprentices fabricate aircraft parts from metal and composite materials; master skills associated with a range of manufacturing processes; and troubleshoot and repair factory and facility equipment. Apprentices utilize blueprints, sketches, or schematics to make or repair detail parts, assemblies, machinery, and tools. Mathematical skills are essential elements in all of the IAM/Boeing apprenticeship trades.

 Aerospace Composite Technician

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Everett Community CollegeState: WA

The Aerospace Composite Technician certificate is a two-quarter program designed to prepare students to fabricate, assemble, and repair composite materials on aircraft.

 Aerospace Design – CATIA v5

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Everett Community CollegeState: WA

The Advanced Manufacturing –Technical Design (CAD) Certificate is designed to provide students that already have a 2 year associate degree or a 4 year bachelor degree with the necessary skills to gain employment as a technical designer familiar with several design software packages in common use in industry. This certificate may be considered a stand-alone credential for people seeking to gain entry level CAD employment, or as a part of a stackable set of certificates and degrees in the EvCC Advanced Manufacturing program. Candidates should be aware that many businesses require a 2 year associate degree for employment in this field, and that this certificate by itself may not be sufficient to meet this goal.

 Aerospace Electrical Assembly Mechanic

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions installing wiring bundles and electronic components on aircraft and aircraft components. Modern commercial aircraft contain several miles of wiring and hundreds of electronic assemblies. Typical duties include assembly of parts, installation, functional checks, troubleshooting and systems installations. Assembly electricians fill a vital role by installing a wide range of electrical and electronic components throughout the aircraft. Assembly electricians work alongside assembly mechanics and are required to read work instructions, understand installation diagrams, and work as part of a team. 

 Aerospace Electronics

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Wenatchee Valley CollegeState: WA

The industrial technology-aerospace electronics associate of technical science (ATS) degree and one-year aerospace electronics technician certificate program provide a broad foundation in electronics training. Instruction emphasizes a hands-on approach, use of sophisticated test equipment, and a solid base of information concerning the hardware and software of control systems for technical applications. These programs offer preparation for multiple nationally recognized industry certifications that may lead to employment and opportunities for future advancements with companies specializing in manufacturing or servicing all types of electronic equipment, including manufacturing and servicing of aerospace electronics.

 Aerospace Engineering

Career Cluster: Aviation, Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Olympic CollegeState: WA

Aerospace engineers design, develop, test and help manufacture commercial and military aircraft, missiles and space craft. They also may develop new technologies in commercial aviation, defense systems and space exploration. In this work, they tend to focus on one type of aerospace product such as commercial transports, helicopters, spacecraft or rockets.

Specialties within aerospace engineering include aerodynamics, propulsion, thermodynamics, structures, celestial mechanics, acoustics and guidance and control systems.

 Aerospace Fabrication and Welding

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Everett Community CollegeState: WA

EvCC offers many educational pathways to technical careers. Start the path to your career by earning a skills-oriented certificate that prepares you for employment. Then continue to earn credits that lead to a two-year degree while continuing to work.

 Aerospace Machine Maintenance

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Columbia Basin CollegeState: WA

The Aerospace Machine Maintenance courses have been developed in collaboration with The Boeing Company, other aerospace companies, and 11 community and technical colleges receiving funding through the Governor’s Initiative for Aerospace. The partnership’s purpose is to develop short-term training programs providing entry-level positions in meeting an urgent aerospace workforce need and create a well-trained competitive aerospace workforce long term. Machine maintenance was identified as a high needs training.

 Aerospace Machining Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Yakima Valley Community CollegeState: WA

YVCC’s Aerospace Machining Technology program prepare students for entry-level positions in the manufacturing industry. Students can earn an associate of applied science degree in aerospace machining technology or certificates for CNC operator or machining technology.​

 Aerospace Manufacturing

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions as toolmakers. Toolmakers utilize a wide variety of machines, tools, processes and skills to create jigs, fixtures, patterns and other production supporting equipment. This position differs from production personnel in that many tooling projects require a very high degree of accuracy, designing of one-of-a kind tools and parts, as well as a high degree of critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills. Toolmakers work with machinists, welders, and engineers to define, create, and validate tooling. Students completing this program will have received rigorous training in theory and application for entry into the aerospace tooling industry. Many skills built in the Aerospace Tooling program can readily transfer to other industries. 

 Aerospace Manufacturing Assembly

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions as assembly mechanics. This position would perform a wide range of job duties from processing and fabrication to assembly and inspection. The assembly mechanic must possess an extensive knowledge of tools, processes and inspection methodologies. The certificate includes 13 modules: Mechanic Orientation, Power Island, Basic Drilling and Riveting, Advanced Fasteners, Countersinking and Flush Riveting, 90 Degree Drilling, Reaming and Permanent Fasteners, Wing Structure, Fuselage Skin, Drilling Titanium, Drilling Composite, Sealant Application, and Electrical Bond and Ground Composite Manufacturing. Many skills achieved in the Aerospace Assembly Mechanic program can readily transfer to other industries.

 Aerospace Manufacturing Assembly

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions as assembly mechanics. This position would perform a wide range of job duties from processing and fabrication to assembly and inspection. The assembly mechanic must possess an extensive knowledge of tools, processes and inspection methodologies. The certificate includes 13 modules: Mechanic Orientation, Power Island, Basic Drilling and Riveting, Advanced Fasteners, Countersinking and Flush Riveting, 90 Degree Drilling, Reaming and Permanent Fasteners, Wing Structure, Fuselage Skin, Drilling Titanium, Drilling Composite, Sealant Application, and Electrical Bond and Ground Composite Manufacturing. Many skills achieved in the Aerospace Assembly Mechanic program can readily transfer to other industries.

 Aerospace Manufacturing Composites

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions in basic composite layup and repair. The Aerospace Manufacturing Composites Certificate of Completion provides an introduction to manufacturing safety and composites used in aerospace.

 Aerospace Manufacturing Core

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

This certificate will provide a basic understanding of general aviation manufacturing procedures. The student will be introduced to valuable skills in aviation technology needed as a foundation to qualify for entry level aerospace mechanic positions. Topics covered include basic aircraft familiarization, sealing, electrical bond and ground, aircraft drawings and work instructions, assembly hand tools, precision measuring and aviation materials and processes. The certificate includes nine modules of theory and practical application.

 Aerospace Manufacturing Quality Assurance

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions as quality inspectors. Employees in quality assurance (QA) inspect, validate, and review products and processes for conformance to applicable standards and specifications. Aerospace Quality Assurance professionals require the ability to read and gather information from highly technical documents and apply sound judgment and reasoning to determine if a part or assembly meets specified requirements. Successful students may be employed performing quality assurance checks on all parts of the aircraft, electrical component installation, fastener installation, electrical assemblies and rework. QA personnel require technical competence, excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Many skills built in the Aerospace QA program can readily transfer to other industries. 

 Aerospace Manufacturing Tooling

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

Graduates of this program qualify for entry level positions as toolmakers. Toolmakers utilize a wide variety of machines, tools, processes and skills to create jigs, fixtures, patterns and other production supporting equipment. This position differs from production personnel in that many tooling projects require a very high degree of accuracy, designing of one-of-a kind tools and parts, as well as a high degree of critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills. Toolmakers work with machinists, welders, and engineers to define, create, and validate tooling. Students completing this program will have received rigorous training in theory and application for entry into the aerospace tooling industry. Many skills built in the Aerospace Tooling program can readily transfer to other industries. 

 Aerospace Repair and Quality Assurance

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Idaho CollegeState: ID

This program provides students with the skills necessary to work in the composite industry providing quality assurance procedures and techniques. Students receive hands-on working knowledge of the manufacturing methods and techniques used in today’s composite components. Students will become familiar with the materials used in the aerospace industry and with testing methods. Students receive experience from a qualified instructor in the quality assurance manufacturing methods and techniques used in today’s composite industries. Students will acquire skills in composite repair through a lab and lecture course taught around disassembly and damage removal techniques. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in quality control processes including selection measurement, testing, testing documentation of products manufactured in the aerospace industry, blueprint reading and safety techniques.

 Aerospace Sciences

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Ph.D.Institution: University of North DakotaState: ND

The mission of the Aerospace Sciences Ph.D. program is to provide interdisciplinary teaching and research at the highest academic levels. The goal is to provide highly educated scholars and leaders with the skills necessary to mix technology and science with an understanding of the politics and economics of the aerospace fields. This Ph.D. program is offered both online and on-campus.

 Aerospace Technology Advanced Manufacturing

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Idaho CollegeState: ID

This program prepares students for entry level employment in the aerospace technology manufacturing specifically pertaining to composite fabrication and repair, Quality Assurance methods, CNC machine operation, and non-destructive testing and inspection. The curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in various phases of the aerospace advanced manufacturing field. Students receive hands-on working knowledge from a qualified instructor in a lab setting where the focus is on manufacturing fabrication, repair, quality assurance, and non-destructive testing methods used by the aerospace industry.

 Aerospace Technology Core

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Idaho CollegeState: ID

This program prepares students for entry level employment in the aerospace manufacturing industry. The curriculum provides students with the skills necessary to become a fabrication assistant. These courses also prepare students for entry into more advanced training in the manufacturing skills of composite fabrication, computer numerical control (CNC) mill operation and nondestructive testing. Coursework includes safety requirements, shop math, blueprint reading, and introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerance, and a specific introduction to either composite materials or CNC mill operation. Students will participate in a blended learning environment. Some courses are delivered in an online delivery format. Prospective students should have solid math skills and demonstrate mechanical aptitude. Computer and keyboarding skills are recommended.

 Aerospace/Manufacturing Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

This program is designed to teach the basic techniques of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding in preparation for working in aerospace or similar manufacturing industry. Students learn the manual skills for GTAW beginning in oxy-fuel welding, and progressing to GTAW, welding steel, aluminum, and other metals in a variety of thicknesses. This Degree can be applied toward a Certificate of Proficiency or an Associate degree in welding technology 

 Air Brakes

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Learn the basics of operating and maintaining air brakes through hands-on training and instruction on service brake, park brake, emergency brake systems and more. Receive a certification to inspect and adjust S-Cam brakes upon completion.

 Air Traffic Control

Career Cluster: Aviation, Regulation & ComplianceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Green River College is a Federal Aviation Administration-Air Traffic College Training Initiative (FAA ATCTI) school. Completing the ATC degree does NOT assure the FAA will hire the Green River AT-CTI Graduate. 

 Air Traffic Control

Career Cluster: Aviation, Regulation & ComplianceProgram Level: Associates Degree, Minor ProgramInstitution: University of Alaska AnchorageState: AK

Air traffic control professionals utilize knowledge of aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, radar theory and radar systems, federal regulations, the U.S. air traffic control system, as well as navigation methods within the National Airspace System.

 Air Traffic Control

Career Cluster: Aviation, Regulation & ComplianceProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of North DakotaState: ND

The first program of its kind, this degree is designed to place students directly into this exciting field. Curriculum includes training that utilizes a state of the art Virtual Controller simulator and radar simulators plus study in a second field. Upon graduation, you will have earned a private pilot certificate or have taken the Survey of Flight course.

 Air Transportation

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Aviation, business and human relations courses form the core of this program, which is designed to help prepare a student for entry into the airline industry. It is intended for students interested in ramp service, customer service, reservations, flight attendant service, aircraft servicing, airport maintenance and airport management careers.

 Aircraft Dispatcher

Career Cluster: Aviation, Regulation & ComplianceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This certificate program prepares students with no background in aviation for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher practical examination. This examination must be taken within 90 days of graduation.

 Aircraft Electronics Technician

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

This program trains students in electronic circuit analysis, functional testing, and troubleshooting of complex linear and digital systems. Additional material specific to aircraft maintenance and manufacturing is included. This program is intended to prepare a student to take the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician Certification exam. (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician Certification exam.

 Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates Degree, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Idaho State UniversityState: ID

The field of Aircraft Maintenance has a huge, largely unfilled demand. Aircraft Technicians perform all types of maintenance on airplanes, helicopters, gliders and balloons. They inspect, maintain and repair airframes, power plants, and the respective systems and components of various makes and models of aircraft. Technicians may overhaul and alter aircraft in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and guidelines. Technicians need a high degree of interpersonal skills as they interact regularly with aircraft owners and other maintenance personnel.

 Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Big Bend Community CollegeState: WA

Providing education and practical experience in Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF)  through a partnership between the Port of Moses Lake and Big Bend Community College. Big Bend Community College’s mission is to provide the aviation community education and practical experience in Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting.  By using the latest techniques each student will gain knowledge and experience in this complex emergency environment.  They will take home the knowledge and confidence needed to perform effectively during an aircraft incident.

 Airframe and Powerplant

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Community and Technical CollegeState: AK

 Airframe Maintenance

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

The program is housed in two hangars built at Felts Field Airport specifically for this program. Hangar space includes large classrooms and a wide variety of teaching aids including starters, carburetors, magnetos, landing gear components, and complete aircraft.

Students use aircraft parts and project boards to learn basics of electricity, hydraulics, air conditioning, and other aircraft systems. They also gain a well-rounded education working with a variety of aircraft, from a Cessna 150, 310, 337, and 421 to a turbine-powered North American T-39A Sabreliner. The program provides a limited opportunity for students to work on “live” aircraft – aircraft that will fly again. This is an opportunity very few schools can offer.

 Airframe Maintenance Technician

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Clover Park Technical CollegeState: WA

This FAA-approved program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the aircraft maintenance industry. Graduates will meet FAA requirements for the issuance of an airframe certificate. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft, including airplanes and helicopters. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits.

 Airline Dispatcher Completion

Career Cluster: Aviation, Regulation & ComplianceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

The program prepares individuals with no background in aviation for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher practical examination. This examination must be taken within 90 days of graduation.

 Airport Management

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Aviation and business courses form the core of this program. This degree prepares students for entry level jobs at airports of all sizes across the United States and is a platform for transition to a four year college offering higher level degrees in airport management, aviation management and other jobs in the aviation industry.

 Airport Management

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of North DakotaState: ND

The Airport Management curriculum is offered to those students seeking employment in administrative positions with companies in and related to the groundside activities of the aviation industry. All aspects of general aviation, air carrier and the total aviation industry will be studied in-depth with sufficient flexibility in courses to allow the student to concentrate in a particular area of the industry such as general aviation operations, airline management, airport administration, or corporate aviation management.

 Applied Trades

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Honolulu Community CollegeState: HI

The purpose of this program is to give students who are already in a federal or state government approved apprenticeship program a chance for a much higher degree of job placement opportunities and economic security.

 Apprenticeship

Program Level: Apprentice, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lane Community CollegeState: OR

Apprentices learn the aspects of a highly skilled profession through on-the-job training and related classroom instruction, while being sponsored by individual employers. There’s a wide range of occupations available, from carpenter to electrician. Apprenticeships usually last 2 to 4 years with a minimum of 144 hours of related training required per year for most trades.

 Apprenticeship

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: ApprenticeInstitution: Linn-Benton Community CollegeState: OR

The Apprenticeship Office serves as the information center for apprenticeship training on campus. This office provides training and specialized recordkeeping for apprentices employed in the various trade professions in the area. Classes offered at LBCC are for registered apprentices and people interested in becoming apprentices.

 Apprenticeship

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Apprentice, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

Through apprenticeship at PCC, students may become a Limited Maintenance Electrician, Manufacturing Plant Electrician, Stationary Engineer, Millwright or Industrial Mechanic.  All apprenticeship classes are offered at the Swan Island Trade Center.

 Apprenticeship

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Apprentice, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

Apprenticeship is a structured training program based on a written agreement between the apprentice and a training committee. It combines on-the-job training and classroom coursework, leading to journeyperson status in that trade.

 Apprenticeship

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Apprentice, Associates DegreeInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Earn your apprenticeship studies degree. Consider earning in your Associate of Applied Science (AA-S) degree in Apprenticeship Studies at the same time you complete your apprenticeship. This is a great option for people interested in moving into supervisory, inspector, instructor, or other positions.

 Apprenticeship Programs

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: ApprenticeInstitution: Everett Community CollegeState: WA

All Workforce Training Programs prepare students to be job ready: technically competent, ethically grounded, and skilled in collaboration and workplace norms.

 Apprenticeship Technologies

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Community and Technical CollegeState: AK

The A.A.S. degree in apprenticeship technologies provides vocational training and supporting course work to prepare students for the rapidly changing global workplace. The program also helps Alaska industries by training workers who can meet increasing certification requirements which reflect complex business and industrial standards.

 Apprenticeship Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Southeast - Juneau CampusState: AK

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year degree awarded in a specific career or occupational field of experience. Residency requirement is 15 UAS semester credits.

The Apprenticeship Technology program is available to individuals who have completed a formal apprenticeship program and hold journeyman-level status in trades recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

 Apprenticeship Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Southeast - Ketchikan CampusState: AK

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year degree awarded in a specific career or occupational field of experience. Residency requirement is 15 UAS semester credits.

The Apprenticeship Technology program is available to individuals who have completed a formal apprenticeship program and hold journeyman-level status in trades recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. This degree is available through campuses of the University of Alaska that offer the required academic credit courses. Upon completion of all the academic credit courses, the apprenticeship program will be evaluated and appropriate credit awarded.

 Apprenticeship Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Southeast - Sitka CampusState: AK

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year degree awarded in a specific career or occupational field of experience. Residency requirement is 15 UAS semester credits.

The Apprenticeship Technology program is available to individuals who have completed a formal apprenticeship program and hold journeyman-level status in trades recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. This degree is available through campuses of the University of Alaska that offer the required academic credit courses. Upon completion of all the academic credit courses, the apprenticeship program will be evaluated and appropriate credit awarded.

 Apprenticeship Trades

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Apprentice, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Chemeketa Community CollegeState: OR

Learn the skills of an occupation while earning a family-wage paycheck through on-the-job training and related instruction. Benefits include paid employment during training and may include paid benefits. You will also have options for life-long learning and advancement opportunities in a variety of construction trade careers.

 Apprenticeship, Construction Trades

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Apprentice, Associates DegreeInstitution: Clatsop Community CollegeState: OR

This associate of applied science degree program is designed for a person currently in or who has completed a Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) approved construction trades apprenticeship and who intends to work beyond the level of journeyman as coordinator, leader, or supervisor in industrial trade and community roles.

 Apprenticeships

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Apprentice, CertificateInstitution: Columbia Basin CollegeState: WA

Apprenticeship is one of the best ways for a worker to acquire the experience and training needed to get established in a career. CBC, in conjunction with labor unions, offers eight registered apprenticeship programs. Upon completion of a prescribed program of technical classes and on-the-job training, the worker receives a completion certificate and is recognized as a Journeyman nationwide.

 Architectural and Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical CollegeState: AK

The Architectural & Engineering Technology (AET) program provides entry-level skills, continuing education, and advanced technical skills in several specialized fields, including computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), 3-D modeling, and rendering.

 Architectural CAD Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Clover Park Technical CollegeState: WA

Prepares students for entry-level careers in computer-aided drafting within the architectural field. Students will learn to create drawings and plans that show the technical details of an architectural structure from all angles.

CAD drafters use information provided by engineers, architects and clients to develop technical drawings that visually present the project and included essential details.

In addition to the technical courses listed below, the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) section of this program offers a basic-skills component to help prepare students for success. The certificate is a pathway to the Architectural Engineering Design associate degree program.

 Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting/Design

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Clark CollegeState: WA

Clark College’s Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program allows participants to attain a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or a one-year Certificate of Proficiency, in civil, mechanical or, architectural areas of concentration.

The Architectural CADD program focuses on AutoCAD and Revit software applications, and core architectural drafting classes, which are taught by a licensed architect.

 Architectural Design & Documentation

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: DiplomaInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Architectural Design and Documentation diploma provides the student with the technical skills to meet initial employment needs or job upgrading. General education courses assist the student in employment flexibility.

 Architectural Design and Building Construction

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Mitchell Technical InstituteState: SD

The Architectural Design and Building Construction program offers students real construction experience to prepare them for the many employment opportunities  available in construction.  Beginning with a firm foundation in drafting with instruments, and followed by an introduction to computer aided drafting (CAD), students learn to conceptualize the building process. Using the latest construction methods, and under close supervision, they construct a residence inside the Mitchell Technical Institute building lab where the weather is always nice.

 Architectural Design and Drafting

Program Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

Portland Community College has one of the few design and drafting programs in which you can acquire the fundamental skills in drafting and building design in only two years, studying under some of Oregon’s best instructors. Instructor resources, coupled with a broad-based curriculum, which emphasizes AutoCAD and courses such as Working Drawings and Building Systems, offer a unique opportunity to enter a discipline for which there will always be a need. The program allows you quick entry into a field in which sound and stable design is highly valued, and it allows you to tailor classes to a specialized career, such as remodeling, kitchen and bath design, or green building. The uniquely flexible curriculum caters to a broad array of interests within the building design industry.

 Architectural Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Puget Sound Community CollegeState: WA

The CAD/BIM Technology Associate in Applied Science Program is designed to meet entry-level employment requirements in Computer Aided Drafting/Modeling occupations and provide students with a broad range of employment opportunities in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, and BIM (Building Information Modeling).  In addition, students may elect a specific area of concentration to meet their personal goals or occupational requirements.

 Architectural Drafting and Estimating Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

Get hands-on experiences in computer-aided drafting (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for residential and commercial buildings, estimating, structural design, mechanical and electrical systems for buildings, presentation techniques and remodeling.

 Architectural Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Community CollegeState: NE

SCC’s Architectural Engineering program will prepare you for an exciting career that involves many aspects of the construction process. Architectural Engineers apply engineering principles to the planning, design and construction of buildings and other structures. SCC’s program prepares students for employment as architectural technicians, engineering technicians, estimators, building contractors, structural steel and wood detailers, and professionals who layout and draft heating and plumbing systems.

 Architectural Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of Nebraska–LincolnState: NE

As an architectural engineer, you’ll blend the fundamental principles of engineering with knowledge of all building systems, while using new and emerging technologies, to plan and design integrated building systems, such as acoustics, communications and controls, electric power, lighting, mechanical (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), and structural.

 Architectural Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of WyomingState: WY

Architectural Engineering is a rapidly expanding profession that deals with the myriad aspects of buildings and their design, construction and operation. Architectural engineers are typically specialists, responsible for the design and integration of such building elements as the structural, plumbing, fire protection, heating and air conditioning, or lighting and electrical systems.

 

 Architectural Engineering Design

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Clover Park Technical CollegeState: WA

Prepares students for employment in the field of residential design or a related technical field, such as drawing for product manufacturers, contractors, engineering, or design firms. Prior graduates have entered engineering technician positions in computer-aided drafting and design (CAD); project management assisting; residential design, site planning, and developing; customer sales and service; and performing structural calculations and computations for engineering of wood trusses and joists. Students participate in realistic training activities as a part of their educational experience.

 Architectural Engineering Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Seattle CollegeState: WA

The Architectural Engineering Drafting AAS Degree prepares students for the growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction, and architectural firms. Our laboratory is equipped with industry-standard Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems to provide state-of-the-art graphics training. Coursework includes instruction and hands-on training in: computer and conventional drafting, construction materials and processes, basic engineering mechanics, and architectural cost estimating.

 Architectural Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Technical InstituteState: SD

Are you intrigued with how a building structure is built? Do you enjoy taking a plan and creating the details to make it a reality? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with an Architectural Engineering Technology degree. As an Architectural Engineering technician, you’ll typically work under the immediate supervision of a registered architect, professional engineer, or construction manager. You’ll learn how to produce construction documents from architectural sketches, computations, written and computer-assisted drawings of results and field inspection work according to plans for both commercial and residential operations.

 Architectural Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

The Architectural Technology program (formerly Architectural Graphics) prepares students for careers with construction firms, architectural product manufacturers, architecture, engineering, construction and design firms, as well as city, county, and state architectural and civil engineering departments and corporate architectural and civil engineering departments.

Technicians are needed to develop site plans, detail construction plans, building designs, cost estimates, and specification plans for remodeling and additions to existing buildings. Graduates are also prepared in translating the rough sketches, layouts, and written specifications of architects, engineers, or designers into a drawing CAD databases showing the complete details and specifications for the finished product.

 Architectural Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

Students focus on gaining proficiency with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), 3-D modeling and building information modeling (BIM) applications. This program prepares the drafter to translate ideas, rough sketches, specifications, calculations and existing drawings into drawings used during each phase of the design and construction process.

 Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Honolulu Community CollegeState: HI

The Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment as architectural or engineering drawing technicians. Some students also use the program to prepare for employment in building construction, interior design drawing, kitchen and bath design drawing, construction supervision, and various other fields. Still others use the program as a step on the way to a bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering.

The emphasis in the program is on AutoCAD and other technical drawing software used to create construction drawings. An Authorized Autodesk Training Center is offered in conjunction with the program and provides nationally standardized, non-credit training in Autodesk products such as AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, Studio Max, and others.

 Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Community CollegeState: HI

This program prepares students for employment with architectural firms, contractors, engineers, surveyors, or government agencies. Job responsibilities range from making accurate working drawings of buildings to assisting a surveying crew.

 Architectural, Structural and Civil Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This certificate program develops entry-level skills in preparing detail drawings, using board drafting skills and computer-aided drafting skills, from sketches, notes, specifications and technical data furnished by architects, engineers, surveyors, builders, and firms connected with the construction and building industry. Students completing this program may enter into the following Associate of Applied Science degree programs – Construction Design Technology and Design Drafting Technology.

 Auto Body Accelerated Metal

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: DiplomaInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The accelerated diploma award for auto body repair is for those graduates who wish only “hands-on” skill development on the metals side of the auto body program. Their immediate objective is to find employment as an auto body “metals” technician.

 Auto Body Accelerated Refinishing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: DiplomaInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The accelerated diploma award for auto body refinishing is for those graduates who wish only “hands-on” skill development on the paint side of the auto body program, including masking, and application of primers and finishes.

 Auto Body Collision Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment in the auto body and the collision repair industries. Students are instructed in the basics of auto body repair including structural and nonstructural repair and welding through completion of National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified courses.

 Auto Body Collision Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

South Seattle College NATEF/ASE Certified Automotive Collision program offers state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories in which the students learn the modern principles of unibody design and automotive refinishing.

 Auto Body Paint and Refinishing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This certificate program is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment in the auto body paint shop. Students are instructed in the basics of shop and hazardous material safety, painting, and basic auto body repair through completion of National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified courses.

 Auto Body Rebuilding and Refinishing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry, serving independent auto shops, automotive dealerships, government agencies, utility firms, and other companies that maintain vehicle fleets. Positions include auto body repairer, automotive refinisher, frame repairer, glass installer, painter, renovator, and shop estimator. Upon successful completion of the program, students can qualify to take the I-CAR steel welding qualification test. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

 Auto Body Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry, serving independent auto shops, automotive dealerships, government agencies, utility firms, and other companies that maintain vehicle fleets. Positions include auto body repairer, automotive refinisher, frame repairer, glass installer, painter, renovator, and shop estimator.

 Auto Body Repair and Painting

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Honolulu Community CollegeState: HI

The curriculum used for the program is published by the I-CAR Education Foundation and is based on the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Auto Body Task List and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) technician certification standards. Students completing the program will be prepared for employment in the Auto Body Repair and Painting industry and related areas. Classroom and laboratory work is off ered in a modern and well-equipped facility. The program is certified by NATEF.

 Auto Body Repair and Painting

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Kauai Community CollegeState: HI

For today’s high-tech vehicles and varied construction methods and repair techniques, competent collision repair takes well-trained and knowledgeable professionals. Students enrolled in the Auto Body Repair and Painting (ABRP) program learn the latest technology and techniques used by industry repair shops. They also learn job readiness skills, working effectively with others, communicating effectively through writing and speaking, and computer skills. Upon completion of any of the certificate or degree programs, students will have entry-level skills for employment in auto body repair shops and other companies that repair and maintain their own vehicles.

 Auto Body Repair and Painting

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Maui CollegeState: HI

The Auto Body Repair & Painting program trains individuals for entry-level employment in the auto body repair and painting trade.

Instruction covers principles on the repair of auto body sheet metal and the application of body fillers and color coatings. There are extensive demonstrations in the proper use and maintenance of special tools and equipment, including special welding techniques. Basic mechanic hand tools, supplies, books, and working clothes are required for enrollment.

 Auto Body Repair and Painting

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Community CollegeState: HI

The Auto Body Repair and Painting program offers vocational training to students desiring to gain knowledge, and develop salable skills and attitudes that will qualify them for employment in the auto body repair and painting industry and related occupations. Classroom and hands-on live lab training is provided that represents the current and new technological trends in the industry. The training will also help students progress from entry level work to higher skill levels in the trade. This program also seeks to serve the community by providing job upgrading opportunities for professionals in the field. Graduates have found that completion of the Auto Body Repair and Painting program enables them to get better paying jobs and to advance faster once employed, than others who do not have the benefit of training.

 Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

Students in the Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Technology program are trained hands-on with the latest equipment found in the industry. This includes computer estimating, computer measuring systems, computer paint mixing, wheel alignment, refinishing, spot repair and custom painting.

 Auto Body Repair Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Northeast Community CollegeState: NE

As a student in the auto body repair technology program, you’ll learn the basic elements of metal finishing, frame alignment, panel replacement, major body damage, and unibody technologies for today’s vehicles, using the very latest equipment and training materials. You’ll develop skills in welding, metalworking, refinishing, straightening and panel alignment, glass, hardware, trim installation, estimating, and shop management skills.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for jobs in independent body shops or new and used car dealerships. With additional education, you’ll also find career opportunities in insurance adjusting and teaching.

 Auto Body Repair Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Casper CollegeState: WY
 
 

Working with industry professionals, Casper College offers training necessary to achieve a one-year certificate or two-year associate’s degree in auto body repair technology. As collision repair technology advances, we are committed to offer in-depth coverage of both conventional and innovative collision repair technologies and processes. Casper College offers knowledge-based training, performance-based testing and emphasize hands-on exercises.

 Auto Body Service Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: College of Southern IdahoState: ID

The Auto Body Service Technology program is a great way to start you collision repair career. This program is one of the most challenging and rewarding career paths you can undertake. If you like working with your hands, and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing a vehicle that was damaged brought back to like new condition again then this could be the career for you.

 Auto Body Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: College of Western IdahoState: ID

Pursuing a career as an auto body technician is a rewarding challenge that will present you with the opportunity to combine a variety of skills. Painting and restoration calls for a combination of art, science, and technique that requires an understanding of new products and technology to perform high-quality work. This program starts with the basics and quickly moves into total collision repair—from assessing damage to complete reconditioning. You will also learn state-of-the-art, custom-painting techniques and so much more.

 Auto Body Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Mid-Plains Community CollegeState: NE

The Auto Body Technology program provides students with the basic knowledge and skills for all phases of the auto body industry using the latest equipment and training materials.

 Auto Body Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This degree program educates students in the complete repair and refinishing of collision damaged vehicles. Graduates of this NATEF certified program will have acquired the skills necessary to enter into other aspects of the trade such as management, sales, and appraising. The auto collision repair industry is becoming more technical and our graduates will have been trained with that in mind due to the help of competencies set forth by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and the Inter-Industry Conference on Collision Repair (I-Car).

 Auto Body Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Western Nebraska Community CollegeState: NE

The auto body service field offers virtually unlimited opportunity for the interested person who possesses ability, aptitude, training, and practical experience. The program, offered on our Scottsbluff Campus, is designed to offer the necessary laboratory and technical information to train students in all areas of the auto body field.

The Auto Body Technology curriculum uses a multi-level completion tier. Students are eligible for a Professional Skills Award at the end of one semester and continually upon completing six to 12 hours in Skill Areas. A one-year certificate, two-year diploma, or an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree are included in the tier approach. 

 Auto Body Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The degree award is for those graduates who wish to combine vocational skills with interpersonal knowledge, necessary to find employment in all areas of the auto body field, including sales, technical representative, and service.

 Auto Collision Estimating

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

This career certificate qualifies students for a training/intern position as an adjustor for an insurance company or an estimator for a collision repair shop.

 Auto Collision Repair Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

The Auto Collision Repair Technician AAS degree prepares students with the skills necessary to compete in the auto collision repair industry and provides an option for specializing in Restoration or Custom Painting. This program consists of six quarters of collision auto body repair and auto paint training. Students will spend their first quarter of training in a transportation core curriculum. The laboratory area is designed to simulate an actual industry repair environment and includes a state-of-the-art painting booth with the latest in high-tech equipment.

 Auto Collision Repair Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Community CollegeState: NE

SCC’s Auto Collision Repair Technology program, an introduction to the collision repair industry that includes estimating, metal repair, welding, refinishing, and detailing. Students also have the opportunity to work on their own vehicles, giving them real-world, on-the-job experience. Upon completion of the program, students will qualify for one year of work experience required by Automotive Service Excellence for technician certification. Tools are required as part of the program. 

 Auto Collision Repair Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

Learn the right way, right away. The program offers you the quality instruction and guidance you need to succeed. At PCC’s Auto Collision Repair Technology program, we have streamlined the steps of auto collision repair to provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a skilled auto collision repair technician or painter.

 Auto Collision Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

This degree covers the entire scope of the field, including basic and advanced metal finishing repair, frame repair and alignment, panel replacement, major body repair, and all aspects of automotive painting using the latest technology.

For entry into the Auto Collision program, a written mechanical reasoning test is required.

 Auto Mechanics Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates Degree, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Lewis-Clark State CollegeState: ID

The Auto Mechanics Technology Program is National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified. This program develops skills for servicing and repairing all systems of the automobile. Students are taught to use specialized tools and equipment found in automotive shops, and receive instruction in automotive theory, related instruction, and practical shop experience.

 Auto Repair Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

The Auto Repair Technician AAS degree prepares students for employment in automotive dealership service centers, independent repair shops, and specialty or customized shops. Today’s automobile is designed and engineered at a higher level of technology than ever before. This produces a high demand for trained repair technicians who can meet the increased technical challenges and demonstrate advanced knowledge-particularly in the electrical and electronics areas. As a well-trained technician with current skills, you can expect rapid employment and a steady rising income. In addition, this program includes preparation for the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification.

 Autobody Repair and Refinishing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

This program prepares students for entrance into the automotive collision repair industry.  All courses are taught in accordance with recommended industry procedures and standards set forth by industry recognized organizations such as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (ICAR).  The program courses are divided into five main areas of study:  Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Structural Analysis and Damage Repair, Mechanical and Electrical Components, Plastics and Adhesives, and Painting and Refinishing.  All shop training is performed using state-of-the-art tools and equipment within one of the most modern facilities in the nation.  Emphasis is placed on safety and professionalism.

 AutoCAD

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

The AutoCAD certificate is designed to prepare students for skill set upgrades in the mechanical, civil or architectural fields. After completing the AutoCAD certificate, the student will be able to use AutoCAD in their specific engineering field successfully.

 AutoCad 2014, Beginning

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

This course teaches basic 2D CAD drafting skills which includes but is not limited to drawing setup, object manipulation, controlling layers, text and dimensions.  The class divided evenly between lecture and lab.

 Automated Manufacturing Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates Degree, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Lewis-Clark State CollegeState: ID

This program provides training that prepares students to set up and operate manufacturing equipment, handle inspection devices, analyze production problems, and move into supervision of manufacturing. Students obtain a strong background in machining, engineering graphics, computers (CAD/CAM/CNC), quality control/quality assurance, material handling and processing, and leadership skills. The program provides a balance between practical training in manufacturing processes and technical education in manufacturing analysis, planning, and control with supporting emphasis in communications, mathematics, science, and business. To prepare for entry into the program courses in metal or wood shop, mechanical drawing, English, mathematics, physics, and computers are strongly recommended. Activity in clubs or organizations which emphasize leadership skills is also recommended. There is an opportunity for students to work in industry for a specified time and receive college credit, or to convert work and life experience into college credit for this program.

 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Repair Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Big Bend Community CollegeState: WA

Students not desiring a degree but how are interested in training and instruction in specialized areas will be awarded Certificated of Accomplishment. Certificates of Accomplishment correspond with the eight ASE/NATEF certification areas.

 Automotive Advanced Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Umpqua Community CollegeState: OR

This is the second Career Pathways Certificate in the Automotive program and takes 30 credits to complete. Students should have received the Basic Technician certificate before pursuing this certificate. This is a continuation of the skills learned in Basic Technician.

Once you complete this certificate you should have the technical knowledge required to achieve an entry level position as an Automotive Technician to meet current industry standards requires courses that enhance critical problem solving and advance practical diagnostic skills.

The UCC Automotive Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation.

 Automotive Alignment and Brake Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

The Automotive Alignment and Brake Technician option provides students with opportunities to enter the vast automotive repair field as an alignment and brake technician. Graduates may choose to work in an automotive dealership, independent automotive shop, car manufacturer or service center.

 Automotive and Diesel Master Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

This is a third-year option developed for students who complete Diesel Technology and want to continue their education and increase their technical and mechanical skills. The dual major will strengthen the marketability of students for employment in diesel, automotive and related fields.

 Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Eastern Idaho Technical CollegeState: ID

 Automotive Basic Skills with Basic Engine Performance

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

These courses capture a range of skills that are required for the automotive industry, including basic internal combustion engines and theory, basic DC electrical and schematic understanding, and vehicle inspection.  The largest portion addresses shop and vehicle safety.

 Automotive Basic Skills with Welding

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

These courses capture a range of skills that are required for the automotive industry, including basic internal combustion engines and theory, basic DC electrical and schematic understanding, and vehicle inspection.  The largest portion addresses shop and vehicle safety.

 Automotive Basic Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Umpqua Community CollegeState: OR

This is the first Career Pathways Certificate in the Automotive program and takes 31 credits to complete.

The technical knowledge required to achieve an entry level position as an Automotive Technician to meet current industry standards requires courses that enhance critical problem solving and advance practical diagnostic skills.

The UCC Automotive Program is accredited by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation.

 Automotive Body Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Laramie County Community CollegeState: WY

The Automotive Body Repair program is designed to prepare students for employment in the automotive repair business, as well as to meet personal objectives in auto body repair. Students may enroll in the Automotive Body Repair program to receive a credit diploma or an associate of applied science.

 Automotive Body Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Chemeketa Community CollegeState: OR

Students completing this certificate will perform tasks related to collision repair, painting, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, suspension and steering and heating and air conditioning systems. They will also analyze, diagnose and perform repairs related to auto body systems in I-CAR specialty areas. This program has special admission requirements and an enrollment limit.

 Automotive Brakes, Steering and Suspension

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Recipients of the certificate achieve competencies set forth by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The major objective of this certificate program is to provide students opportunity to develop essential skills necessary for an entry-level position in the field of Automotive Brakes, Steering and Suspension repair.

 Automotive Brakes, Suspension and Alignment

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: EndorsementInstitution: University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical CollegeState: AK

This program allows students to develop focused skill sets in high-demand areas of automotive maintenance and repair. 

 Automotive Collision and Refinishing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

The successful completion of the two-year Automotive Collision and Refinishing Technician program enables graduates to enter the field with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the rapidly growing automotive collision and refinishing industry. Through lecture, demonstration, and student participation in actual repair of damaged vehicles, students gain a thorough understanding of modern automobiles, repair methods, and the equipment needed to restore damaged vehicles to original manufactures specifications. Project cars are generally less than ten years old.

 Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates Degree, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Idaho State UniversityState: ID

Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing technicians repair damaged vehicle bodies and body parts from complete body off-frame repair to the smallest door dent in the body and then refinish the color to make it look new again.

We examine and determine the type and extent of damage, then teach the best way to repair that damage. We teach how to replace and repair all welded, bolted and adhesive style panels, grilles bumpers and all plastic parts. We replace glass and remove exterior trim and moldings. We teach MIG and MAG welding, resistance spot welding and the safety and use of all welding equipment. Frames and unit-body vehicles are measured and straightened using the Car-O-Liner Mark V Bench Rack System and Car-O-Tronic measuring system. We teach dent repair and the proper use of body fillers as well as electrical diagnosis for power window locks and lighting.

Refinishing starts by feather-edging of paint and then priming with a good corrosion and rust inhibiting material; filling of micro low areas; blocking, masking, sealing and then top-coating with a quality, single-stage or using a two-stage base coat paint followed by a high gloss clear coat. The ultimate finish is a tri-coat, pearl type paint that is very popular in this day of high-tech products. We mix our own paint colors and teach the application of the new Water base basecoat systems.

Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing is active in the student club SKILLS USA and southeast Idaho’s largest car show Chrome in the Dome.

 Automotive Collision Repair Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Bellingham Technical CollegeState: WA

Train for a career as an automotive collision repair technician, automotive glass specialist, painter, or body shop manager. BTC’s Auto Collision Repair program will prepare you for all aspects of automotive body repair, using the latest technological processes and equipment. You’ll learn trade-specific skills, including how to repair and refinish damaged vehicles.

BTC’s Auto Collision Repair program will give you the hands-on instruction that employers such as independent collision repair shops, detailing shops, automotive manufacturers, and automotive recyclers are looking for.

 Automotive Collision Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Clover Park Technical CollegeState: WA

Skilled automotive collision technicians may be employed in new car dealerships, independent auto collision shops, and industrial and government agency motor pools.

Graduates of this program may enter the trade with considerable practical skills gained through actual hands-on repair experience throughout the program.

 Automotive Collision Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Bismark State CollegeState: ND

The Automotive Collision Technology program at BSC provides training in all eight instructional areas certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, an evaluation board of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Certification is based on compliance with standards developed by the automotive industry. All BSC instructors have achieved Master ASE certification expertise. Automotive Collision Technology is a limited enrollment, 11-month program that prepares graduates for entry-level jobs. A class of 18 students begins in the Fall.

Students are trained in metal finishing, frame straightening, welding, painting and glass replacement using modern, specialized equipment (GENESIS frame measuring system) in a spacious, well-lighted, air-filtered shop. Besides shop work, students spend part of each day studying basic theories, materials and shop management.

 Automotive Controller Systems Technician – Level 1

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

This program trains students to be the key troubleshooter in figuring out a vehicle’s driveability problems. Students learn to identify everything from powertrain malfunctions to ignition failures and other engine-related problems using state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment, as well as the best way to fix the problem for the client. COCC’s Engine Performance Technician program applies toward ASE certification in (A6) Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems and (A8) Automotive Engine Performance.  This program also trains students on vehicle performance methods.  The student will become confident with various methods of performance enhancements of automotive drive systems with major emphasis on electronic programing, manufacturer scan tools, and vehicle testing.

 Automotive Controller Systems Technician – Level 2

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

This program trains students to be the key troubleshooter in figuring out a vehicle’s driveability problems. Students learn to identify everything from powertrain malfunctions to ignition failures and other engine-related problems using state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment, as well as the best way to fix the problem for the client. COCC’s Engine Performance Technician program applies toward ASE certification in (A6) Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems and (A8) Automotive Engine Performance.  This program also trains students in testing volumetric efficiency, performance as it relates to program modification, dynamometer operation and safety, and reprograming for performance.  

 Automotive Drive-Train Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

From drivelines to transaxles, clutches to differentials, COCC’s Transmission Tech program trains students on all elements of manual and automatic transmissions, as well as basic hydraulic and electrical principles. The automotive drive-train courses towards ASE certification in (A2) Automotive Automatic Transmission and (A3) Automotive Manual Drive Trains and Axles.

 Automotive Electrical

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: EndorsementInstitution: University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical CollegeState: AK

This program allows students to develop focused skill sets in high-demand areas of automotive maintenance and repair.

 Automotive Electrical Systems

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Recipients of the certificate achieve competencies set forth by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The major objective of this certificate program is to provide students opportunity to develop essential skills necessary for an entry-level position in the field of Automotive Electrical Systems repair.

 Automotive Electrical Technician – Advanced

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

Preparation in the electrical technician coursework establishes skill in charging systems, starting systems, voltage drops, electrical troubleshooting, lighting, gauges, accessories, battery load testing and repairs. This coursework prepares students for ASE certification in (A6) Electrical / Electronic Systems and (A8) Engine Performance.

 Automotive Electrical Technician -Basic

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

Preparation in the electrical technician coursework establishes skill in charging systems, starting systems, voltage drops, electrical troubleshooting, lighting, gauges, accessories, battery load testing and repairs. This coursework prepares students for ASE certification in (A6) Electrical / Electronic Systems.

 Automotive Engine Performance

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Recipients of the certificate achieve competencies set forth by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The major objective of this certificate program is to provide students opportunity to develop essential skills necessary for an entry-level position in the field of Automotive Engine Performance and Drivability repair.

 Automotive Engine Performance

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: EndorsementInstitution: University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical CollegeState: AK

This program allows students to develop focused skill sets in high-demand areas of automotive maintenance and repair.

 Automotive Engine Performance Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Eastern Idaho Technical CollegeState: ID

 Automotive Engine Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

The Automotive Engine Technician option is designed to provide students with opportunities to enter the vast automotive repair field as an automotive engine technician.

 Automotive Engine Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

This curriculum includes engine measurements, diagnosis, evaluation, valve train work, cam application, and engine assembly. This certificate will prepare you for an entry level job working on engines of various makes. This curriculum and experience apply towards ASE certification in (A1) Automotive Engine Repair.

 Automotive Entry Level Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Chemeketa Community CollegeState: OR

Students completing this certificate will analyze, diagnose and perform repairs related to electrical/electronic systems, suspension and steering and heating and air conditioning.

 Automotive General Service Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Shoreline Community CollegeState: WA

The General Service Technician (GST) program is a three-quarter job training program designed primarily for students interested in introductory automotive training. This program includes integrated basic education skills training (I-BEST) and is team-taught by an automotive instructor and a basic education skills instructor. English as a Second Language students or students who desire further basic skills development are encouraged to apply. For the third quarter internship, students find jobs in dealerships, independent auto repair shops, or other automotive businesses. Students earn a Certificate of Proficiency upon graduation.

 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Recipients of the certificate achieve competencies set forth by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The major objective of this certificate program is to provide students opportunity to develop essential skills necessary for an entry-level position in the field of Automotive Heating/Air Conditioning repair.

 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Eastern Idaho Technical CollegeState: ID

 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Big Bend Community CollegeState: WA

Students not desiring a degree but how are interested in training and instruction in specialized areas will be awarded Certificated of Accomplishment. Certificates of Accomplishment correspond with the eight ASE/NATEF certification areas.

 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician: COCC’s Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning classes give students a “hands-on” opportunity to learn about automotive air conditioning and heating systems, EPA Recovery Requirements for R-12, R-134a systems, and general diagnosis and service. Courses in this option apply towards ASE certification in (A7) Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning and (A6) Electrical / Electronic Systems.

 Automotive Hybrid Electric Vehicles Technician – Level 1

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

This program trains students to be the key troubleshooter in figuring out a vehicle’s driveability problems. Students learn to identify everything from powertrain malfunctions to ignition failures and other engine-related problems using state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment, as well as the best way to fix the problem for the client. COCC’s Engine Performance Technician program applies toward ASE certification in (A6) Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems and (A8) Automotive Engine Performance. The student will be introduced to hybrid (HEV) and electric (EV) vehicles to study and apply skills on diagnosing systems on an array of vehicles with electric drive systems.

 Automotive Hybrid Electric Vehicles Technician – Level 2

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

This program trains students to be the key troubleshooter in figuring out a vehicle’s driveability problems. Students learn to identify everything from powertrain malfunctions to ignition failures and other engine-related problems using state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment, as well as the best way to fix the problem for the client. COCC’s Engine Performance Technician program applies toward ASE certification in (A6) Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems and (A8) Automotive Engine Performance.   The student will become well grounded into the hybrid (HEV) and electric (EV) vehicles as it applies to the state of health of an array of vehicles with electric drive systems.  The student will be able to experience extensive time with analysis of vehicles with electric drive systems.  

 Automotive Machining

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Chemeketa Community CollegeState: OR

Students completing this certificate will analyze, diagnose and perform repairs related to engine repair and engine machining in the ASE areas. This program has special admission requirements and an enrollment limit.

 Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

The Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician program is the entry point for both the Automotive Technology and ITEC Automotive Repair Technician programs. Students receive three quarters of ASE / NATEF training in a hands-on, live-work environment and a quarter of internship in an approved automotive repair facility where students can put their skills to work in a real work environment.  Successful students should be able to pass ASE Certification exams in Maintenance and Light Repair, Brakes, Steering & Suspension, and Heating & Air Conditioning.

 Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

This certificate of achievement provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level positions in the automotive field.  This program helps students develop skills in diagnosing and repairing common entry level items, while developing a career path focusing on personal growth.  The program presents the fundamentals of automotive systems and emphasizes human relations and critical thinking skills for entry-level technicians. 

 Automotive Management

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

The Automotive Technology program at COCC emphasizes educating students as multi-skilled workers with the ability to complete a wide variety of tasks within the automotive technology service and repair setting. Coursework includes both technical skills, such as computer applications, as well as hands-on skills specific to each award area. Communication skills are also highly emphasized throughout each program.

 Automotive Mechanics Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Community CollegeState: HI

This program prepares the student for employment as a general mechanic in a service station or auto dealer’s shop, or as a specialty mechanic or a specialist on engine tune-ups or electrical systems.

 Automotive Parts/Inventory/Warehousing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Instruction takes place in a warehouse environment and in a fully-operational vehicle parts and accessories store open to the general public, giving students the opportunity to gain hands on experience in inventory merchandise, wholesale and retail customers and working with vehicle parts vendors. Employment opportunities may include inventory and stock specialist, vehicle parts counter person, warehouse and distribution specialist, inventory clerk, shipping and receiving clerk, shipping documentation specialist, stock merchandiser, procurement specialist, counter and accessories sales, parts managers, materials movement worker, forklift operator, order puller and loading dock worker.

 Automotive Power Trains

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: EndorsementInstitution: University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical CollegeState: AK

This program allows students to develop focused skill sets in high-demand areas of automotive maintenance and repair.

 Automotive Power Trains, Suspension and Steering Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Eastern Idaho Technical CollegeState: ID

 Automotive Refinishing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bellingham Technical CollegeState: WA

Train for a career as an automotive collision repair technician, automotive glass specialist, painter, or body shop manager. BTC’s Auto Collision Repair program will prepare you for all aspects of automotive body repair, using the latest technological processes and equipment. You’ll learn trade-specific skills, including how to repair and refinish damaged vehicles.

BTC’s Auto Collision Repair program will give you the hands-on instruction that employers such as independent collision repair shops, detailing shops, automotive manufacturers, and automotive recyclers are looking for.

 Automotive Refinishing

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Students prepare for apprenticeship employment in the auto body rebuilding and refinishing industry, serving independent auto shops, automotive dealerships, government agencies, utility firms, and other companies that maintain vehicle fleets. Positions include auto body repairer, automotive refinisher, frame repairer, glass installer, painter, renovator, and shop estimator.

 Automotive Repair Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Walla Walla Community CollegeState: WA

Automotive Repair Technology provides intensive career preparation through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on application. The program is accredited and certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and is led by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certified instructors. Instructors provide students the fundamental knowledge and experience needed to become entry level technicians in the automotive industry. The Automotive Repair Technology curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members annually.

 Automotive Restoration and Customization – Refinishing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Clover Park Technical CollegeState: WA

Focuses on exterior repair and restoration, customization, preparation for paint, stock, and/or custom finishing. Designed to provide entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to restore and/or customize vehicles. Students will participate in realistic training activities as part of their educational experience and/or will work on their own projects.

 Automotive Service Educational Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: College of Southern IdahoState: ID

The ASEP program has been one of the most successful programs of its kind. There are several things that make ASEP different from other automotive service technology programs. One of these reasons is the level of expertise graduates obtain in the two-year program.

 Automotive Service Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Clackamas Community CollegeState: OR

The program focuses on the repair and maintenance of passenger cars and light trucks. Course work includes cooperative work experience working for a local employer. Those who wish to specialize may take advanced mechanic studies courses for more in-depth experience. Students may enter the program any term.

 Automotive Service Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Umpqua Community CollegeState: OR

UCC’s Automotive Program provides the basic skills and technical knowledge for an entry-level position as an automotive technician. Courses may be transferred to other community colleges and four-year schools.

 Automotive Service Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Yakima Valley Community CollegeState: WA

Technological advances in today’s automobiles require a highly skilled automotive repair technician. The YVCC AST program offers training in all nine NATEF areas of automotive repair.

 Automotive Service Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

The Automotive Service Technology program at PCC offers you the opportunity to become a skilled automotive service technician, providing you with the fundamental skills necessary to succeed in an ever changing and challenging industry. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), an arm of the industry certifying body, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), accredits both our degree and certificate.

 Automotive Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Rogue Community CollegeState: OR

The Automotive Specialist four-term certificate program is designed for students who wish to acquire basic technical training to enter minor automotive industry positions. Students who desire more in-depth industry training as automotive technicians and/or Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training at all levels should enroll in the Associate of Applied Science degree program.

 Automotive Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Clatsop Community CollegeState: OR

Automotive technicians work on an incredible variety of vehicles and subsystems, with new technologies to save fuel, improve performance, and provide increased safety, making cars more complex than ever. Graduates from Clatsop Community College’s Automotive Program are prepared for this growing field through a combination of hands-on, real world experience and classroom learning from certified instructors with decades of experience.

Using state of the art equipment, students learn to diagnose, maintain, and repair all aspects of a modern vehicle.  With a strong focus on automotive electronics and engine performance our students are well prepared to work as entry level technicians in dealerships and independent repair facilities. Our instructors combine automotive knowledge with the “tricks of the trade” that help our graduates work more efficiently and better serve their customers.

Students will be able to take the EPA mandated Mobile HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) test that is required by law for anyone working on mobile air conditioning units. They will also have the opportunity to take the ASE (National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence) student level certification tests. ASE is the automotive industry standard for testing and certification. Virtually every automotive repair facility requires their technicians to be ASE certified. ASE is also the pre-requisite to the corporate dealership certification process.

 Automotive Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Clover Park Technical CollegeState: WA

This ASE-certified program prepares students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. Students participate in realistic training experiences that prepare them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification. Cooperative work experience is available with instructor permission. Credits will depend on time spent in co-op.

 Automotive Technician Assistant

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

This career certificate provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for an advanced entry-level position in the automotive field.  This program helps students develop skills needed to become an automotive assistant. 

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Hastings Campus Automotive Technology program provides hands-on training in all automotive systems including engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, steering, electrical systems, electronic ignition, fuel systems and heating and air conditioning.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Miles City Community CollegeState: MT

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology will provide students with the skills necessary to open his or her own automotive repair business or for employment in the field of auto mechanics. Repair, service, maintenance, and retail/wholesale parts businesses comprise the automotive industry, which has a projected higher than average growth market in Montana.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Honolulu Community CollegeState: HI

The Automotive Technology (AMT) program at Honolulu CC is a comprehensive five-semester program master certified by the National Automotive Technology Education Foundation (NATEF) that prepares students for employment as automotive technicians. Students completing the program may earn a Certificate of Achievement after one semester or an Associate in Applied Science degree upon program completion. The program has maintained its NATEF certification since 1993, undergoing a review every five years. It is certified in all eight ASE areas: engine repair, automotive transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronics systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Kauai Community CollegeState: HI

The goals of the program are to prepare the student with the skills and competencies necessary for a successful career as an automotive technician, to instill in the student the work habits and attitude necessary to work in a highly competitive field, and to provide the student with the basic skills necessary to become a lifelong learner in order to keep abreast of the latest technological changes in the automobile.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bellingham Technical CollegeState: WA

Choose this program to prepare for a rewarding career as an automotive service technician or mechanic. Occupational choices are extensive in this specialized field; you could work as an automatic transmission, brake, engine performance, or electrical specialist. If you’re looking for a program that provides a wide range of high-demand skills you’ll use with employers such as automotive dealerships, auto rental companies, federal and local government repair shops, and fleet maintenance businesses, then check out Automotive Technology at BTC. This program’s entry points are usually fall and winter quarters. Students must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable to participate in the work-based learning sections of this A.A.S. degree program.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Peninsula CollegeState: WA

Peninsula’s program is designed to meet the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and has been awarded NATEF certification. Curriculum combines theory and hands-on experiences with the development of interpersonal skills, and an emphasis on the use of sophisticated equipment. The program also includes a number of stand-alone courses, making it possible to enter the first year of the program during any quarter. Individual courses may be taken on a space-available basis.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Leeward Community CollegeState: HI

Do you enjoy seeing how things work or taking mechanical items apart? Do you love cars—their engines, their complexity, their freedom? You can turn your love of cars into a high-paying career!

You’ll gain the skills and competencies necessary for a successful career as an automotive technician. You’ll understand and achieve the work habits and attitudes necessary to work in a highly competitive field, and obtain the skills necessary to keep ahead of the latest technological changes in the automotive field. 

The program offers hands-on shop training by certified instructors (Automotive Service Excellence) with years of real-world experience in the industry.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Greys Harbor CollegeState: WA

This program is designed to train individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of a variety of vehicles and manufacture. Instruction includes analysis of vehicle systems such as Fuel systems, Ignition systems, Automatic and Manual drive-trains, Suspension systems, Brake systems, Electronic controlled systems and Climate control systems. The Automotive occupation employs more than 17,800 persons in the State of Washington. There is currently a shortage of journey-level technicians. Recent studies show that employers are reluctant to hire entry-level workers without completion of vocational training or substantial on-the-job training. The complexity of modern vehicles is requiring that students entering the job market need good skills in electrical and electronic analysis and repair.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Area Technical InstituteState: SD

Be ready to hit the ground running. When employers advertise for auto repair technicians, they’re looking for someone with a solid technical background who has experience using the latest diagnostic equipment. That can be you! LATI’s Automotive Technology program is tailored to meet those industry demands. Because of that, graduates are highly successful in obtaining top-notch jobs. As a student in the 18-month auto program, you’ll spend about 75 percent of your time working in the program’s 27,900 square foot auto repair shop, gaining valuable real-life work experience.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates Degree, Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Montana State University - NorthernState: MT

Montana State University-Northern’s Automotive Technology college programs are certified by NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) and offer you comprehensive coursework in the fundamentals of modern vehicles. Automotive Technology program offerings include a Bachelor of Science degree, an Associate of Applied Science degree, a minor, and a certificate program.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Klamath Community CollegeState: OR

Students in the Automotive Technology Program will receive preparation in eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence using state of the art equipment with master technician instructors. Those eight areas are brakes, electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmission and transaxle, engine repair, and heating and air conditioning.  Graduates of the program gain a competitive edge going forward in the automotive industry, providing them with an advantage when applying for any positions in the automotive repair industry.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: College of Western IdahoState: ID

If the sound of an engine makes your heart race, CWI’s Automotive Technician program is calling you. Technicians will tell you that the best education is one that gives you a wealth of experience. That is what makes our program so unique. In the first year, you will learn all auto systems, including brakes, fuel injection, electronic controls, automatic transmissions, scanning equipment, and onboard diagnostics, as well as the latest computer systems. Your second year is all about experience. You will learn on the job.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

The Automotive Technology program is a NATEF MASTER certified program. This is the highest achievement an institution can receive. All MCC instructors are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technicians in the fields they teach. MCC is the only college to offer both day and evening classes to meet the needs of those with busy schedules.

MCC offers an “express lane” certificate for students who successfully complete the first quarter classes so they can show prospective employers their achievements and begin their path to a successful career. This opportunity allows students to earn a living while they attend hybrid classes. Hybrid classes allow students to take tests and prepare for class at their convenience online, and then come to the campus to get hands-on training and mini lectures. This allows students to use their time wisely and not have to sit through long lectures. Class time uses a team-based learning format. Classes are very interactive and provide a high level of engagement.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Big Bend Community CollegeState: WA

The Automotive Technology Program at BBCC is recognized by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) an affiliate of the National Institute for Automotive Services Excellence (ASE) as meeting the training program standards.  This ASE certification is nationally recognized standard for automotive service technician training programs.  This certification signifies that the program meets uniform standards for instruction, facilities, equipment, staff credentials, and curriculum.

The Automotive Technology program is two years (six quarters) in length and is designed to develop entry-level employment skills for those seeking career opportunities in the automotive repair field.  As long as there are vehicles on the road, there will always be need for highly skilled automotive technicians to maintain, service and repair them.  According to Washington State labor market information, over 2,500 annual job openings are projected in automotive-related industries.  Students in the BBCC automotive program receives training in all eight ASE Certification areas.  Modern repair and diagnostic test equipment is used in training the student to accurately repair the complex vehicles of today.  The curriculum also includes shop safety and environmental training, Industrial First Aid Certification, EPA Freon Certification, basic welding skills, hydraulics, as well as degree required general education classes.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lane Community CollegeState: OR

If you like working on the engines of cars and trucks, then a career in Automotive Technology is worth exploring. Automotive mechanics use high-tech skills to inspect, maintain, and repair automobiles.

Instruction features state-of-the-art labs where students learn how to diagnose and repair vehicles using advanced diagnostic tools and equipment. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take ASE exams and become certified technicians.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

This three-quarter program is a follow-on to the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair certificate. As an ASE/NATEF Master Certified provider of technical education training, this program prepares students for the challenges of working on today’s sophisticated and complex automobiles. Students learn all aspects of automotive repair and are provided with hands-on training in real-world shop environments using modern state of the art technologically advanced equipment and facilities. Students graduate with a Washington State Emission Certification and an ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certificate.  Students are provided the opportunity for ASE certification in Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train, Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating and Air Conditioning, Engine Performance, and Advanced Engine Diagnostics. By combining mechanical, electronic, math, communication and problem-solving skills with hands-on training, students develop a solid foundation to ensure their success in the automotive field.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA
Green River College’s certified Automotive Technology program is a hands-on, self-paced program that can be completed in six quarters. Placement of graduates is excellent, with a variety of opportunities available with local businesses. Automotive technicians are specialists in automotive service and repair. Green River College offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program to prepare automotive technicians for employment.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Linn-Benton Community CollegeState: OR

The Automotive Technology department provides students with the facilities, equipment and instruction necessary to develop professional level skills and abilities in auto mechanical work. Programs include a National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified One-Year Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair and NATEF certified Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Automotive Technology.

The programs prepare students to diagnose, repair and maintain modern automobiles and light trucks including power train systems, steering, suspension and braking systems, electrical systems and electronic controls, automatic transmissions, engine overhaul, air-conditioning service and engine performance. All classes prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests.

The programs are conducted in modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratory/shops. The automotive technology shop contains equipment for rebuilding and testing components such as engines and transmissions; a four-wheel computerized alignment rack; tune-up and computer control diagnostic equipment; 21 vehicle hoists; a chassis dynamometer; engine analyzers and many specialized tools.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Bismark State CollegeState: ND

The Automotive Technology program at BSC provides training in all eight instructional areas certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, an evaluation board of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Certification is based on compliance with standards developed by the automotive industry. All BSC instructors have achieved Master ASE certification as experts in the field. Automotive Technology is a limited enrollment, two-year program that prepares graduates for entry-level jobs. Admission occurs in Fall and Spring (based on availability).

Students use classroom and hands-on knowledge to learn how to repair automotive, mechanical, and electrical systems. Using the latest diagnostic technology, they work on training vehicles to hone skills. Study units include electronics, fuel delivery systems, transmissions, clutches, ignition systems, braking and steering systems, transaxles, drive trains, heating/air conditioning diagnosis, and emission control systems.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Mid-Plains Community CollegeState: NE

The Automotive Technology Program provides fundamental knowledge, skills, and training necessary for entry-level employment or career advancement as an automotive technician. Electronics and computerization are emphasized to meet the changing demands of the automotive industry. Award options include an Associate of Applied Science degree and five certificates (Basic Engine & Electrical Repair, Transmission & Drive Line, Suspension & Alignment, Tune-up and Automotive Technology).

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Associates DegreeInstitution: Northeast Community CollegeState: NE

The number of jobs for automotive technicians is projected to grow faster than average over the next decade. Many skilled technicians are expected to retire and will need to be replaced.

In the Automotive Technology program, you’ll receive the necessary training to diagnose, test, and repair the complicated workings of modern cars, light trucks, and SUV’s. Specific systems are covered in the classroom and then applied on vehicles in the lab and during the summer internship program. This training includes the latest electronic computer-control ignition and fuel systems and front-wheel drive vehicles. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for entry-level positions as line technicians, service writers, and, with experience, service managers and auto repair business owners.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Technical InstituteState: SD

Do you find yourself in the garage working on your car just for fun? Are you looking for a career in the automotive trades with incredible growth and opportunity? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with an Automotive Technology degree or diploma. As an Automotive Technician, you’ll work on many types of vehicles and perform various types of repairs ranging from transmission overhaul to computer systems diagnosis. You’ll learn a broad range of knowledge covering the manual drive train and axles, transmissions, brakes, suspension and steering, engine repair, electrical systems, engine performance and heating and air conditioning.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Cankdeska Cikana Community CollegeState: ND

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Technology is intended to prepare graduates for careers in automotive service and repair. Students learn a combination of technical theory and experiential learning for a thorough understanding of how automobiles function and how to diagnose and repair problems.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Wenatchee Valley CollegeState: WA

The automotive technology program, is designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive repair field. It combines theory classes with practical shop work to properly train students for entry-level positions in the automotive industry.

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification through National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) evaluation ensures that the WVC program meets or exceeds industry-recognized, uniform standards of excellence. Graduates of the program will have achieved competencies based on ASE tasks. Student achievement is based upon demonstrated performance ability and testing in all required areas. This promotes individualized instruction.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Eastern Idaho Technical CollegeState: ID

The Automotive and Diesel programs are designed to meet the demand for trained technicians to repair, service, and overhaul a variety of automotive, construction, industrial, farm, and trucking industry vehicles. The program provides you with up-to-date technology training using the latest competency-based curriculum and hands-on experiences.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Community CollegeState: NE

Students receive intense hands-on training in the areas of engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. All instructors are Automotive Service Excellence certified. The program is 18 months long and is certified by the National Automotive Technical Education Foundation. The program works with manufacturers, local dealers and independent shops to assure that SCC is providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date education to its students. Select Automotive Technology students also participate on one of SCC’s Engine Build Competition Teams. The teams race against the clock at various events throughout the year to see who can get the engine started first. Not only is the Engine Build Competition spectator-friendly, it promotes teamwork and camaraderie.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Region State CollegeState: ND

Automotive Technology has become an industry driven by science and technology. The Automotive Technology program at Lake Region State College is nationally certified by NATEF (National Automotive Education Foundation), which ensures that instruction is provided by qualified faculty, with proper tools and equipment and up-to-date curriculum. Technicians are trained in the latest testing equipment and special tools needed to repair all types of automobiles.

The Automotive Technology program at Lake Region State College is student-centered with both classroom lectures and hands-on experiences. Our graduates leave as highly qualified and motivated individuals that work in a variety of fields in the automotive industry including automotive dealerships, independent shops and service centers. The Certificate and Diploma are offered under a competency based career and technical education format which provides self-paced, individualized instruction.

Curriculum is structured to include training in the eight areas of skills as stated by the National Institution for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Voluntary certification testing with ASE upon completion of the program is strongly encouraged.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Skagit Valley CollegeState: WA

The Automotive Technology program combines theory and practical experience during six quarters of instruction. You’ll develop the skills and knowledge to diagnose and successfully repair autmomtives.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

If you love cars – fast cars, custom cars, expensive cars, all cars – then the NDSCS Automotive Technology program might be your ticket to a well-paying career that you’re going to love. Receive hands-on instruction in automotive diagnostic and repair in a state-of-the-art shop using the latest Snap-on tools.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Casper CollegeState: WY

The Automotive Technology Program provides quality training relevant to current trends in automotive repair technology. The program enhances a student’s employment potential and opportunities; provides knowledge and skills relevant to current trends in automotive repair; provides a solid foundation for continuing education in related fields; and provides a flexible, career-oriented path of training and education. 

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Idaho State UniversityState: ID

An automobile technician must be able to use both mind and hands in order to be proficient in today’s industry. There are over 100 different automotive related jobs and over 150,000 computer-trained mechanics will be needed to meet industry’s demands in the next six years. Anyone who is adequately trained and possesses mechanical and technical skills and dexterity can qualify. Technicians do preventive maintenance and major repairs on all component parts such as engine overhaul, brake repair, front-end alignment, tune-up, automatic transmission repair, etc. Therefore, A good electrical background is helpful. Math and reading skills are necessary for proper diagnosis and repair. The specialized digital and computer test equipment used in the program provides students an excellent opportunity for employment advancement.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignInstitution: South Puget Sound Community CollegeState: WA

The Automotive Technology Program curriculum is certified with the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and is designed to provide entry-level skills in the automotive mechanics field. Students learn to diagnose automotive problems in a practical hands-on shop environment, using state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment. Upon completion of this program students will be qualified for a broad range of employment opportunities. 

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Central Wyoming CollegeState: WY

Learn basic and advanced skills in the automotive field. Many of today’s automotive jobs require skills in technology, computer and problem-solving, plus good analytical skills. Employers are looking for highly skilled mechanics and are offering better wages and benefits. CWC’s automotive technology program prepares you to enter the job market with the skills needed to get the job done.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Laramie County Community CollegeState: WY

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the automotive industry. The program also offers courses for those who want to upgrade their skills or meet personal objectives of learning about automotive technology. The Automotive Technology courses are designed to prepare students for the ASE certification exam.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Idaho CollegeState: ID

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level technicians in the automotive repair industry. All ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) areas will be taught through the use of lecture, mock-ups, and customer vehicles. Successful completion of each semester or permission of the instructor is required for admission to the next semester. Due to the complexity of today’s cars, the industry requires a high degree of reading and comprehension skills. Placement in specific English and Math is determined by the college assessment test. Prospective students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements for a professional-technical limited-enrollment program will need to take selected course to receive necessary skill-building prior to entering the program. The North Idaho College Automotive Technology program is NATEF certified and is taught by ASE Master Technicians.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Western Nebraska Community CollegeState: NE

If you have an interest in and love for cars, like working with your hands and have a desire to solve problems, you should consider the automotive technology field. The Automotive Technology program at Western Nebraska Community College, offered at the Scottsbluff Campus, provides you with a high quality education that will train you to rebuild and repair engines, work on automatic and manual transmissions, repair heating and air conditioning systems, tune up engines, calibrate fuel systems, repair brake systems, correct suspension and alignment problems, work with computer diagnostics, and troubleshoot the electrical systems on today’s cars.

Most employers prefer to hire technicians with formal training, and WNCC has established a career network that will help you find the perfect job. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor and National Automotive Dealers Association) The Automotive Technology program at WNCC uses a multi-level completion tier. We offer skill awards in as little as one semester, a one-year certificate, two-year diploma, or Associate of Occupational Studies degree. Each of the tiers is based on the student successfully combining skill classes, core classes, and general education classes.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

The Automotive Technology program provides students with up-to-date, technologically advanced training equipment and facilities through the continued support of industry manufacturers and local dealers. The program’s advisory committee is made up of industry professionals and provides insight into industry trends, allowing students to learn what will be expected of them in the workplace. Students also have the opportunity to study towards ASE certification while at SSCC, which increases student opportunities in the work place.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical CollegeState: AK

The Associate of Applied Science in automotive technology prepares students to understand the theory of, diagnose and repair engines, transmissions, transaxles, suspension, steering, brake systems, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning systems, as well as fuel and ignition systems of modern vehicles.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Community and Technical CollegeState: AK

The UAF Community & Technical College Automotive Technology Certificate program provides students with the education and training needed to become an entry level Automotive Technician. The automotive service industry is one of constant change as vehicle technology becomes more advanced each year. Highly trained technicians are needed to be able to understand, diagnose, and repair modern automobiles.

The program emphasizes hands-on training and in-class experience as students conduct under hood and under vehicle maintenance & inspections, and determine root cause of equipment failures and make necessary repairs and adjustments to the complex systems that make up todays vehicles. The certificate training qualifies students for entry-level positions within the automotive service and repair industry in the areas of Electronics, Brakes, Suspension and Alignment, and Engine Performance.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Endorsement, CertificateInstitution: University of Alaska Southeast - Juneau CampusState: AK

The Automotive Technology Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to secure entry level employment in positions requiring basic technical skills. Successful completion can lead to employment in automobile dealerships, fleet service operations, national chain automotive service stores, or franchise and independent repair shops. Students expecting to gain employment in this industry will need a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and a personal tool box meeting industry standards.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: United Tribes Technical CollegeState: ND

Automotive technicians face a challenging future in the automotive field due to the increased complexity of the electronic controlled components. Government sources say the United States will need 32,000 new technicians every year just to keep up with the demand. The qualified automotive technician is assured full-time work and a favorable income.

The Automotive Technology (AUT) program provides theory plus the technical skills needed to enter the automotive repair job market. Upon completion, the graduate can continue a course of study in the field or pursue a career such as: Auto Specialist Line Technician, Service Manager, Shop Foreman, Service Consultant At The Apprentice/ Entry Level Position or as an owner of an independent repair facility. Upon completion of the hours of each course, the graduate is qualified to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification test, a nationally recognized technician certification. UTTC automotive training facility is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment used in major dealerships and repair facilities.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Columbia Basin CollegeState: WA

The Automotive Technology program is a comprehensive two-year program combining classroom instruction and hands-on training. The program is based on the eight Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) topics in the National Technicians Certification program to prepare students for the A.S.E. mechanic certification tests.

CBC’s Automotive faculty aim to bring innovative technology into the classroom and the lab. Automotive Technology students learn the basics of computer diagnosis as well as traditional tool usage as they participate in the entire repair process: evaluating, repairing, and maintaining vehicles.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Western Wyoming Community CollegeState: WY

The automotive field offers you endless opportunities for employment. Because the need for mechanics is high, companies are offering higher wages and better benefits. At the same time, the automotive jobs of today require a higher level of skill in technology, computers, and problem-solving than in the past. The WWCC program will prepare you and challenge you to attain these skills– both basic and advanced skills in the most up-to-date facility in this part of the country.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: City CollegeState: MT

The Transportation area offers both an Associate of Applied Science degree and a Certificate in Automotive Technology. The Associate of Applied Science degree is usually completed in four semesters. The Certificate can be completed in two to three semesters.

The program is NATEF and ASE certified in all eight areas of instruction. The program also has articulation agreements with the Billings Career Center and MSU-Northern to provide unique training and educational opportunities for those students who are interested and qualified.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Lower Columbia CollegeState: WA

Modern automobiles are complex machines requiring service technicians who are highly skilled and knowledgeable about mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems. The Automotive Technology program provides a strong combination of classroom theory and hands-on practice, with courses based on competencies established by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF). The LCC Automotive Technology program is certified by NATEF, a branch of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Rogue Community CollegeState: OR

The Automotive Technology two-year degree program is designed for students seeking a career in today’s automotive service industry. The program builds rapidly from fundamentals and theory into diagnosis and repair of today’s modern automobiles based upon Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. The design of the program places heavy emphasis upon actual hands-on work in the automotive labs. Approximately two-thirds of the time spent in the program is in a lab (shop) environment where the student applies theory to diagnosis and repair of a wide variety of domestic and import automobiles. As the level of student skill develops, so does the difficulty of the repairs performed.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

The automotive technology program at SCC is one of the leaders in the industry in training students for a rewarding career in the automotive field. 

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

In an active, campus auto service facility, students practice all aspects of the profession, from balancing tires to diagnosing engine problems. Using advanced computerized analyzers, students learn to perform repairs, overhaul engines and transmissions, service fuel injection systems, and much more.

Bates’ automotive program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) for both secondary and post-secondary levels. Bates’ Automotive Technology program instructors are Evaluation Team Leaders for NATEF and evaluate other programs in the Puget Sound area for NATEF membership eligibility. Instruction is configured according to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification requirements, and students are encouraged to take one or more ASE certification tests while completing the program.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Maui CollegeState: HI

The purpose of the Automotive Technology program is to train students for employment in automotive service and repair. The laboratory phase of courses uses modern tools and equipment while performing actual “live” service and repairs on automobiles. The classroom phase includes discussion of principles on the operation of automotive systems and components, demonstration of repair techniques, textbook assignments, and quizzes. Basic mechanic hand tools, supplies, books, and working clothes are required for enrollment. A tool list is available from the instructor.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Fort Peck Community College

The Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Automotive Technology prepares students for entry-level employment in the automotive industry. The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), which follows the industry-wide standards and curriculum. Upon completion of this program students will be able to analyze engine diagnostic problems, demonstrate and apply skills learned to perform computerized wheel alignments and other steering and suspension repairs, utilize additional electrical training to explain more complex electrical circuits and select and demonstrate the ability to locate service repair information by different types of media. Students are encouraged to complete the requirements of the one-year certificate before beginning the second year of coursework.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Helena CollegeState: MT

The Automotive Technology curriculum consists of eight areas of study as defined by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  This nonprofit corporation is dedicated to improving the quality of automotive service and repair as well as assisting in training and program development throughout the nation.  The eight content areas of study, along with the College’s general education requirements, are structured into four groups with all eight areas of study being offered during a two-year period.  Successful completion of this program will enable students to enter the automotive job market.

 Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Chemeketa Community CollegeState: OR

Students completing this degree will analyze, diagnose and perform repairs related to brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, suspension and steering, transmissions and transaxles, heat and air conditioning systems and manual drive train and axles in the ASE areas. This program has special admission requirements and an enrollment limit.

 Automotive Technology – Engine Performance

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Engine Performance Certificate provides the student with the skills needed for entry level employment in diesel engine performance.

 Automotive Technology – Ford ASSET

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Mt. Hood Community CollegeState: OR

The Automotive Student Service Educational Training program (ASSET) provides students with a possibility to earn income while being trained as service technicians for Ford Motor Company’s current and future vehicles. Designed as a two-year automotive curriculum to develop the technical competency and professional level of the incoming dealership technician, ASSET is an instructional experience with training taking place at both Mt. Hood Community College and at sponsoring Ford and Lincoln dealerships. The curriculum was developed by MHCC in conjunction with Ford Motor Company, and leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology from MHCC and factory training credit awarded by Ford.

 Automotive Technology – IMPORT

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Mt. Hood Community CollegeState: OR

The Individualized Mechanical Program of Repair Technicians (IMPORT) provides students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience while being trained as service technicians for dealership and independent automotive repair facilities (Acura, BMW, Honda, Nissan, Subaru, VW, etc.). The instruction and training is a two-part experience taking place at both Mt. Hood Community College and various automotive repair facilities. This program is designed to develop the technical competency, mechanical and diagnostics skills of those who desire to be professional level automotive technicians. The instructional facilities are equipped with some of the finest, most up-to-date training materials and equipment available. Being accepted into this program means learning the latest in automotive technology.

 Automotive Technology – Light Repair and Maintenance

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Mt. Hood Community CollegeState: OR

The Light Repair and Maintenance (LRM) program is a six-month automotive training curriculum with the goal of training individuals to be ready to step into “Express Service” light repair and maintenance positions at dealerships and independent repair shops. Classes are held at Mt. Hood Community College’s Gresham campus where students receive training from professional fully certified instructional staff in a facility with some of the finest most up-to-date training materials and equipment available. The curriculum covers both theory and lab training in all areas of the automobile with an emphasis on service and minor repair. Training also includes a work experience course where students work with express service and light repair technicians at various repair facilities gaining valuable on the job experience.

 Automotive Technology Brakes/Steering/Suspension

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Automotive Technology Brakes/Steering/Suspension certificate is for those graduates who wish to enter the workforce with a fundamental knowledge of brakes, suspension, alignment and tires.  This would include knowledge related to performing basic brake and suspension repair, alignment and tire service.

 Automotive Technology Fast Track

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Montana State University - NorthernState: MT

When you choose the Automotive Technology Fast Track program at Montana State University-Northern, you’ll be ready for a career as a technician in a repair shop or dealership with an accredited AAS degree in 12 months.

 Automotive Technology Level 4

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Greys Harbor CollegeState: WA

Power Train/Transmissions (Manual and Automatic)

 Automotive Technology Level 5

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Greys Harbor CollegeState: WA

Fuel Systems/Electronic/ Computer Controls

 Automotive Technology Level 6

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Greys Harbor CollegeState: WA

Advanced Engine Performance/Air Conditioning/Heating

 Automotive Technology/ITEC

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

Automotive Technology/ITEC is a four- quarter Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program options that is a follow-on to the Light Maintenance & Repair certificate. Students receive training in all eight NATEF/ASE automotive repair areas (Engine Repair, Manual Drive Train, Automatic Transmission, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Heating and Air Conditioning, Electrical/ Electronic Systems, and Engine Performance).

 Automotive Transmission and Driveline Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

The Automotive Transmission and Driveline Technician option focuses on testing, diagnosing, adjusting and repairing suspension and steering, manual drivetrain and axles, and automatic transmissions.

 Automotive Transmission and Transaxle

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

Recipients of the certificate achieve competencies set forth by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The major objective of this certificate program is to provide students opportunity to develop essential skills necessary for an entry-level position in the field of Automotive Transmission and Transaxle repair

 Automotive Under-Vehicle Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

This career certificate provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level positions in the automotive field.  This program helps students develop skills in diagnosing and repairing common entry-level items.  The program presents the fundamentals of automotive systems and emphasizes mastering entry-level hands-on skills. 

 Aviation

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: South Dakota State UniversityState: SD

The South Dakota State University Aviation Program is a top-grade 4-year program that produces quality graduates who are well prepared for careers in the aviation industry. The SDSU Aviation Program offers students high quality aviation training at competitive rates. Students in the program graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation and may choose between two specializations as they work to further hone their educational experience.

 Aviation

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Casper CollegeState: WY

The Aviation Program is a partnership between Casper College and Crosswind Aviation. The primary goal is to provide a curriculum that will lead to future employment in commercial aviation. Crosswind Aviation is a flight school located at Natrona County International Airport in Casper, WY. Crosswind Aviation has a fleet of five aircraft and three full time instructors to meet every student’s flying needs.

 Aviation

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Minor ProgramInstitution: University of Nebraska OmahaState: NE

The aviation minor has been developed as an interdisciplinary program to broaden educational opportunities for all UNO students. A minor in aviation provides the student with a foundation of knowledge that will help bridge the gap between his or her specific field of study and the air transport industry.

 Aviation

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Masters DegreeInstitution: University of North DakotaState: ND

The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree. The M.S. in Aviation degree provides the necessary educational background for aviation industry professionals to solve problems within the field or aviation including airlines, corporate aviation, general aviation, and airport management. Graduates will gain an understanding of the various complexities facing the industry through a breadth of aviation industry related courses. In addition, graduates will gain an understanding of statistics and research methods, and how they may be applied to research and solve problems within the aviation industry. The graduate program will provide the graduates with the knowledge and skill that prepare them for aviation industry, aviation related government jobs, and for further research and development in the field of aviation.

The aviation master’s degree is built on one of the strongest collegiate aviation programs in the country and was developed with help from industry leaders who helped shape the curriculum. Firsthand knowledge in each and every field in the aerospace industry, coupled with a professional, innovative and caring approach to teaching, sets UND faculty apart.

Students from anywhere in the world can earn a UND graduate degree in aviation. One of only a few aviation-related graduate programs in the United States, UND’s program offers an interactive distance learning component. This allows students to pursue an advanced aviation degree without leaving their jobs or disrupting their lives.

 Aviation

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

After completion of the AAS Degree Program Students can work towards an AS Degree to continue  to Oregon Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Technology and Management degree in order to promote career advancement into management or the aviation field.  This degree does not include flying/ FAA Pilot Certifications.

 Aviation

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Treasure Valley Community CollegeState: OR

TVCC’s Aviation Science program provides hands-on pilot training to ensure you’re up and flying right away with the right stuff. Serving the Treasure Valley and Eastern Oregon, the program focuses on providing you with practical learning to get you started in an aviation career. You’ll have the opportunity to earn a commercial helicopter pilot certificate while also earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Science.

 Aviation – Airplane

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

Students will earn the FAA Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot certificates, the Instrument rating, and Certified Flight Instructor certificate/rating (CFI, CFII). Multi Engine ratings available.

 Aviation – Helicopter

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

Students will earn the FAA Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot certificates, the Instrument rating, and Certified Flight Instructor certificate/rating (CFI, CFII).

Turbine transition, Long Line, Mountain, and Night Vision Goggle training available.

 Aviation – Unmanned Aerial Systems

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) degree program trains individuals to work as professional UAS pilots in the exciting industry of aerial robotics or drones. COCC partnered with a worldwide leader in UAS technology, to provide state of the art simulator training and student support. Students learn to operate and maintain UAS platforms, to include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), ground control stations, and ground support equipment. Additional studies include launch, flight and recovery procedures, flight planning, mission briefings, operational integration, sensor management, GIS and CIS. Students will learn the political, legal and moral issues of UAS and the evolving FAA rules and regulations.

 Aviation Administration

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical CollegeState: AK

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in aviation administration provides an introduction to administrative duties and requirements as well as the skills necessary to provide entry-level administrative support.

Students acquire a comprehensive understanding of the interrelatedness of all elements of the air transportation system, as well as skill sets and competencies to enter and succeed in managing the unique operational and management requirements of airlines, airports, and general aviation support operations.

Aviation administrators require knowledge of aircraft operating limitations and performance, weather and atmospheric processes, federal regulations, and airport operations. The associate degree in aviation administration provides an introduction to administrative duties and requirements as well as the skills necessary to provide administrative support.

 Aviation Electronics I: Wire Assembly

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Seattle CollegeState: WA

This certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry level wire assembly technician in aerospace-related technologies.

 Aviation Electronics II: Electronics Technician

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Seattle CollegeState: WA

This certificate is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) to meet minimum requirements for employment as an entry level electronics technician in aerospace-related technologies.

 Aviation Maintenance

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Everett Community CollegeState: WA

Everett CC’s 8-quarter curriculum consists of 2,040 hours of instruction in over 40 subject areas, with work being done on a variety of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Students learn to maintain both reciprocating and turbine engines, repairing systems and components. 60% of the students learning time is spent in a laboratory environment. Degree programs are available for students who desire to combine their technical training with academic classes.

 Aviation Maintenance

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Community and Technical CollegeState: AK

 Aviation Maintenance Technician

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Lane Community CollegeState: OR

If you like being around aircraft and are good working with your hands on highly technical machinery, consider a career in Aviation Maintenance. Aircraft technicians specialize in preventive maintenance and service work. Instruction features 45 subject areas, state-of-the-art equipment, including engine system components, aircraft hardware, aircraft scales, navigational and communication equipment, oxygen, pressurization, ice and rain control systems, hydraulic equipment, and much more.

Hands-on experience on Cessna, Piper, and Saberliner aircraft is provided. Employment opportunities and job placements are very good. Small commuter and regional airlines, FAA repair stations, independent repair shops, private companies who own planes for executive and cargo transportation, and general aviation all seek qualified and well-trained employees.

 Aviation Maintenance Technician

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Western Nebraska Community CollegeState: NE

The Aviation Maintenance Technician program at WNCC, offered at the Sidney Campus, is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). For approximately 25% of what private aviation programs cost, our program will prepare you for entry-level positions in aviation maintenance. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the FAA examination for an Airframe and Powerplant license. The Aviation Maintenance program will prepare you for a variety of jobs, including railroad electrician and maintenance, wind turbines wind energy, service technician, automotive & diesel mechanic or NASCAR.

 Aviation Maintenance Technician

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Clover Park Technical CollegeState: WA

This FAA-approved program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the aircraft-maintenance industry. Graduates will meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the issuance of airframe and powerplant certificates. Aviation maintenance technicians are qualified to perform service or make repairs on all types and sizes of private and commercial aircraft, including airplanes and helicopters and their propulsion systems. Related fields include aircraft and component manufacturing. Students are eligible for FAA certification upon completion of required technical credits.

Future employment may include positions with major and regional airlines, aircraft and rotorcraft repair and maintenance facilities, airline and corporate jet refurbishing repair stations, and aircraft and component manufacturing.

 Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Area Technical InstituteState: SD

Be a part of the exciting field of aviation! Students of our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified program can look forward to: excellent pay, unique travel privileges, attractive fringe benefits, and the ability to work anywhere in the world.

As a graduate of the 19 month Aviation Maintenance program, you will be a certified A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) Mechanic. You will be eligible to test for your FAA Airframe certification at the end of your first year and Powerplant certification at the end of second year.

 Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Big Bend Community CollegeState: WA

BBBC has a long and rich history of providing a solid foundation to students seeking aviation-related education and training. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program at BBCC is designed to prepare students for FAA airframe and power plant maintenance certification and for employment in aviation maintenance careers. Courses offer quality training to serious and motivated students through structured competency-based curriculum provided by industry experienced instructors. Instruction includes the basics of maintenance, servicing, inspection, repair, overhaul of aircraft airframes, power plants and their related systems and components associated with general and commercial aviation.

 Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Idaho CollegeState: ID

This program prepares students for entry-level employment in aerospace technology airframe maintenance mechanical fields. The curriculum fulfills the FAA requirements for lecture and lab hours needed prior to taking the FAA licensing exam. Students will receive the knowledge and skills necessary to work in various phases of aviation general and airframe industries. Students will receive hands on instruction from certified FAA Airframe and Power licensed instructors in lab setting approved by teh FAA as a CFR part 147 school.

 Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

In PCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program, you get the opportunity to enter an exciting field in less than two years, providing you with the skills you need to enter a robust industry that relies on high-quality technicians.

 Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

Approved courses in both airframe and powerplant mechanics are offered to meet the Federal Aviation Administration requirements. General aircraft courses offered the first two quarters are prerequisites to both the airframe and powerplant phase of the program. Students receive a well-rounded education in general aircraft mechanics the first two quarters of the program. Third- and fourth-quarter course offerings include both lecture and lab courses in airframe repair, and fifth- and sixth-quarter offerings include lecture and lab courses in powerplant repair.

 Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Anchorage Community & Technical CollegeState: AK

The aviation maintenance technology program prepares graduates for entry into positions as maintenance technicians in general aviation, corporate aviation, airlines, or aerospace manufacturers. In addition to traditional aircraft maintenance courses, the curriculum emphasizes modern aircraft systems including electronics, composite structures, automatic controls and turbine engines.

 Aviation Maintenance Technology

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Helena CollegeState: MT

The Aviation Maintenance Technology program provides students with the basic skills common to all mechanics as well as the specialized requirements unique to aircraft maintenance.  Satisfactory completion of the program prepares and qualifies students for the Federal Aviation Administration’s tests to obtain and Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic license.  Completion of the program will also give the student the necessary job skills to gain employment in the aircraft industry.  The Aviation Maintenance Technology program is approved and licensed by the FAA and requires four semesters of study to complete the course. 

 Aviation Management

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Rocky Mountain CollegeState: MT

This major combines studies in aviation and air transportation with courses in business and economics. Graduates will be prepared for management positions in airport, airline, air cargo, general aviation, or other segments of the air transportation industry. Although pilot certification is not required, many students do complete private pilot certification.

This major is also attractive for individuals holding a two-year associate’s degree in aviation maintenance technology who wish to complete a four-year baccalaureate degree in preparation for management-level responsibilities in aviation maintenance. In addition, this major is a good choice for a student who wants a career in aviation and would like to do some flying, but doesn’t want to be committed to the flying required of the aeronautical science major. Such a student could complete flight ratings as electives, but stop flying at any point or complete flight ratings after graduation.

 Aviation Management

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Central Washington UniversityState: WA

Central Washington University’s Aviation Management programs prepare the student for a variety of administrative and management position in the aviation community. Career options include airport management, general operation management, air carrier management, and general and corporate aviation management.

 Aviation Management

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of North DakotaState: ND

This curriculum is for those students whose career objectives are toward the management and operation of the airside activities of the aviation industry. You’ll get a thorough foundation in both aviation and business (the degree is granted by the College of Business and Public Administration). This program is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). By graduation, you will have earned a minimum of an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument and Multi- Engine Ratings.

 Aviation Science

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

PCC’s Aviation Science program, in contrast to similar programs, provides quick entry into an often daunting field. The hands-on training allows you to become a professional helicopter or airplane pilot, enabling you to begin a career as soon as you complete the degree. After building your initial experience as a flight instructor and as a graduate, you may find excellent employment with regional airlines, cargo transport, scenic tours, or in small-scale operations.

 Aviation Science – Airplane

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Klamath Community CollegeState: OR

Like the helicopter emphasis, the Airplane focus can provide the foundation necessary for entry level work in general aviation and airport management, while developing key skills pertinent to the support and operation of fixed wing aircrafts.

 Aviation Science – Helicopter

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Klamath Community CollegeState: OR

Have you ever considered a career in aviation with an emphasis in helicopters? Graduates of KCC’s AAS degree in Aviation Science – Helicopters are prepared to pursue employment in occupations in general aviation, working as pilots, support crews, mechanics, airport management and much more. This degree can also lead to promotional opportunities for individuals already employed in an aviation occupation.

 Aviation Technology

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska AnchorageState: AK

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology prepares individuals for professional positions within the aviation industry. Related career opportunities are found with airlines, airports, general aviation, government organizations, education and the aerospace industry.

 Aviation Technology

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Minor ProgramInstitution: University of Alaska - FairbanksState: AK

A minor in aviation technology will give students an opportunity to become familiar with the field of aviation, with particular emphasis on the use of aviation as a tool and economic process within the Alaska environment.

 Aviation Technology Management

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of North DakotaState: ND

This degree program is designed as the latter half of a two-plus-two degree. This two-year program allows students with a two year degree in aviation maintenance, avionics, electronics, dispatch, or other support services to complete a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on management. Upon graduation, you will have earned a private pilot certificate.

 Aviation-Air Transport Administration

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of Nebraska OmahaState: NE

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation with a concentration in Air Transport Administration prepares students for careers in airport administration, corporate and general aviation, operations management, airline operations, consulting, and federal government opportunities.

 Aviation-Professional Flight

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of Nebraska OmahaState: NE

The Bachelor of Science in Aviation with a concentration in Professional Flight is designed for students interested in becoming professional pilots. Courses include a comprehensive general education program, aviation department requirements, aviation core classes, and flight training from the Private Pilot’s Certificate to Certified Flight Instructor and Multi-Engine Ratings. UNO is also pleased to be able to offer students a full Restricted ATP program.

 Basic Automotive Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Columbia Basin CollegeState: WA

CBC’s Automotive faculty aim to bring innovative technology into the classroom and the lab. Automotive Technology students learn the basics of computer diagnosis as well as traditional tool usage as they participate in the entire repair process: evaluating, repairing, and maintaining vehicles.

 Basic Aviation Knowledge

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This certificate program prepares individuals with no background in aviation for the FAA Private Pilot written exam.

 Basic Mechanics

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Basic Mechanics Certificate provides the student with the skills needed for entry-level employment in diesel basic mechanics.

 Basic Metal

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Basic Metal Certificate provides the student with the skills needed for entry-level auto body basic metal preparation employment.

 Basic Paint

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Basic Paint Certificate provides the student with the skills needed for entry-level auto body painting employment.

 Basic Servicing

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Students prepare for employment in the diesel and heavy equipment industry, diagnosing, repairing, and rebuilding components of diesel-powered vehicles in an on-campus shop setting. Local industry training partnerships provide practical experience that enhances student instruction. Graduates may find employment as technicians in diesel and heavy duty apprenticeships, working with on/off highway trucks, construction equipment, hydraulics, material handling equipment, agricultural equipment, marine, and utilities.

 Basic Weather Observer

Career Cluster: AviationProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This certificate program prepares students to become Certified Weather Observers under National Weather Service standards. It allows students with no background in this field to obtain the necessary knowledge and become Certified Weather Observers upon employment within the aviation industry.

 Beginning Automotive Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Puget Sound Community CollegeState: WA

Beginning Automotive Technology Certificate leads to work in basic automotive maintenance; basic electrical; fuel systems.

 Brake Repair Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Big Bend Community CollegeState: WA

Students not desiring a degree but how are interested in training and instruction in specialized areas will be awarded Certificated of Accomplishment. Certificates of Accomplishment correspond with the eight ASE/NATEF certification areas.

 Building Construction Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

Building Construction Technology (BCT) is the only program of its kind in the Portland area offered by an accredited institution with degree options in three areas of study; hands-on construction skills, construction management, and design/build remodeling. The Associates Degree in Building Construction Technology combines real hands-on training with excellent classroom instruction in the latest materials and methods, sustainable building practices, and fundamentals like construction mathematics and print reading skills.

 Building Information Modeling

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Puget Sound Community CollegeState: WA

The CAD/BIM Technology Associate in Applied Science Program is designed to meet entry-level employment requirements in Computer Aided Drafting/Modeling occupations and provide students with a broad range of employment opportunities in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, and BIM (Building Information Modeling).  In addition, students may elect a specific area of concentration to meet their personal goals or occupational requirements.

 Built Environments

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Ph.D.Institution: University of WashingtonState: WA

Generally, national and international colleges and schools of architecture, planning, construction or building, landscape, and urban design are increasing the requirements for advanced, research-oriented degrees, specifically the Ph.D. Whereas not long ago, the majority of such programs’ faculty were practicing professionals who also taught part-time, over the past thirty years there has been a substantial shift to more full-time, academically oriented faculty. Increasingly, schools are hiring candidates who are able to both teach studio (the traditional format of education in these areas) and have a Ph.D. While there will not be an abandonment of requirements involving professional practice or practical experience, the trend clearly is to expect both that and a Ph.D.

 CAD

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The CAD certificate provides limited educational opportunity to enhance a student’s skill and ability in a chosen specialty. 

 CAD Design and Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

Computer assisted drafting is essential in nearly all engineering and architectural fields as well as in the areas of electronics, fluid power and structural design. SCC teaches most of this program in an application lab environment using high-quality drafting station computers. You will learn correct drafting and computer techniques and apply their knowledge to develop CAD skills in several areas: including mechanical, architectural, structural, electronics, and fluid power drafting.

Students can choose the CAD Design program or add the upper level math courses to take the Mechanical Design Technology program at SCC. The average length of these programs will be six quarters to receive the Associate of Applied Sciences degrees or four quarters to receive a CAD Drafter Certificate. The introductory courses of this program will also allow the student to readily transfer into most of the other programs offered in this department.

 CAD for Design and Construction

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Seattle CollegeState: WA

This certificate prepares students for a growing number of entry-level jobs in engineering, construction, and architectural firms. Our laboratory is equipped with industry-standard computer-aided design (CAD) systems to provide state-of-the-art graphics training. Course work includes instruction and hands-on training in basic engineering, architectural, and drafting practices.

 CAD/CAM Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Clackamas Community CollegeState: OR

This program combines training in computer-aided drafting (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). Course work emphasizes machine tool fundamentals, computer numerical control (CNC) and computer-aided manufacturing.

 Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

Students in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician program receive up-to-date technical training on Caterpillar equipment and systems through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory instruction, and an internship at the participating Caterpillar dealer.

 CATIA

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

The CATIA certificate is designed to prepare students for skill set upgrades in the mechanical engineering field. After completing the CATIA certificate, the student will be able to use CATIA in mechanical engineering field successfully.

 CDL–A Truck Driving

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

This career certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain a CDL Class A truck driving license. With this license, graduates are able to apply for driving jobs in the trucking industry.

 CDL/Heavy Truck Operations

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Isisagvik CollegeState: AK

The CDL/Heavy Truck Operations program provides training in the safe operation and practical maintenance of a Class 8 tractor-trailer combination. Students will receive certificates indicating specific competencies upon completion of program requirements.

 Chrysler CAP

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Mt. Hood Community CollegeState: OR

The Chrysler Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) provides students with a unique opportunity to gain work experience while being trained as service technicians for Chrysler Corporation dealerships (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram). The instruction and training is a two-part experience taking place at Mt. Hood Community College and Chrysler Corporation dealerships. This program is designed to develop the technical competency, mechanical and diagnostic skills of those who desire to be professional level automotive technicians. The instructional facilities are equipped with some of the finest, most up-to-date training materials and equipment available. Being accepted into this program means learning the latest in automotive technology.

 Civil 3D

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

The Civil 3D certificate is designed to prepare students for skill set upgrades in the civil engineering field. After completing the Civil 3D certificate, the student will be able to use Civil 3D in their specific engineering field successfully.

 Civil and Environmental Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Olympic CollegeState: WA

Civil engineering is the third largest and oldest branch of engineering. Major civil engineering projects date back more than 5,000 years. Today, civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of facilities essential to modern life. Projects range from high-rise buildings to mass transit systems, from airports to water treatment plants, from space telescopes to off-shore drilling platforms. Civil engineering students typically specialize in one of these areas: structural engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, surveying and construction engineering. For more information on Civil Engineering contact the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 Civil and Environmental Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of WashingtonState: WA

The water you drink, the pavement you drive on, the air you breathe—the work of civil and environmental engineers literally surrounds us. As we continue to face mounting environmental and infrastructure challenges on a global scale, civil and environmental engineers of the future will have enormous impact on our communities and around the world.

The students and faculty of the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering work in a collaborative environment, with partnerships across labs and campus, as well as with government and industry partners. Your studies may lead you into environmental science, structural research, hydraulics, soil mechanics, air and water resources or construction and transportation engineering – all a part of tomorrow’s infrastructure.

 Civil and Environmental Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: North Dakota State UniversityState: ND

Civil engineers are professionals who have broad technical knowledge, possess strong problem solving skills and enjoy working with people. Their work is directly related to the public wellbeing and safety, and has a significant impact on decision making processes. The graduates from North Dakota State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering apply their skills in all fields of the profession domestically and abroad. NDSU civil engineering graduates are sought by companies from all over the country at competitive salaries. They have most certainly put their education to good use, bettering themselves and the world in which they live. The department also offers graduate programs leading to a master’s degree or doctoral degree in civil engineering.

 Civil CADD

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to develop working drawings in support of civil engineers engaged in designing and executing projects such as highways, dams, bridges, tunnels and other facilities, as well as commercial and residential development projects. The students learn to produce site/civil drawings, layouts and designs under the supervision of an engineer or senior designers. The program includes instruction in basic civil engineering principles, mapping, computer-aided drafting (CAD), pipe drafting, survey interpretation and blueprint reading.

 Civil Computer-Aided Drafting/Design

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Clark CollegeState: WA

Clark College’s Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) program allows participants to attain a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or a one-year Certificate of Proficiency, in civil, mechanical or, architectural areas of concentration.

The Civil CADD program focuses AutoCAD and Civil 3D with an exposure to GIS, and also includes courses from Clark College’s Surveying and Geomatics program.  Courses typically are taught by civil engineers, surveyors, and civil drafters.

 Civil Construction Management and Inspection

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

The Civil Construction Management and Inspection Certificate program is primarily intended for students with experience in the construction industry who want to specialize in road or utility construction project management or inspection.

 Civil Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Puget Sound Community CollegeState: WA

The CAD/BIM Technology Associate in Applied Science Program is designed to meet entry-level employment requirements in Computer Aided Drafting/Modeling occupations and provide students with a broad range of employment opportunities in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, and BIM (Building Information Modeling).  In addition, students may elect a specific area of concentration to meet their personal goals or occupational requirements.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: Boise State UniversityState: ID

Civil engineering is critical to our modern way of life.  It integrates socioeconomic, political, environmental, and technical considerations in the planning, design, and construction of many structures that define our civilization.

The Civil Engineering program is advised by an Industrial Advisory Committee made up of members of the civil engineering community interested in the growth and development of the program.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: Montana State UniversityState: MT

Civil Engineers design and construct facilities which improve the welfare and raise the living standards of society.  Civil Engineers are also involved with protecting and restoring our natural environment.  These activities often are conducted at a large scale, involve a substantial investment of society’s resources, and are expected to perform their intended function well into the future; each such project is unique and demands ingenuity and creativity in its execution.  A registered civil engineer is a professional with the legally recognized education and experience to work on these challenging projects under their own authority. Civil Engineering graduates enjoy extensive opportunities for employment in Montana, the Pacific Northwest, and the rest of the nation, both in private industry and government agencies involved in infrastructure development, operations and maintenance, and protection of the natural environment.

The following sub-areas comprise the field of civil engineering: environmental engineering for water and wastewater treatment, solid and toxic waste handling, and air and water pollution problems; geotechnical engineering for making use of soil, rock, and ice as foundation materials; structural engineering for buildings, bridges, dams, piers, towers, and other erected facilities; transportation engineering for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, highways, railroads, airports, and pipelines; water resources engineering for water supply, irrigation, flood control, aquatic habitat improvement, groundwater management, and hydroelectric power generation; construction of engineered facilities; and engineering measurements, which include surveying, photogrammetry, and mapping.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: George Fox UniversityState: OR

Civil engineering is a “people-serving” profession in that it involves working with public facilities and infrastructure. From highways, bridges and buildings, to water purification and environmental impact studies, civil engineers plan, design and construct solutions that address the basic needs of everyday human existence. Areas of specialization include transportation, construction and civil planning, structural, environmental, geotechnical and water resources.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: College of Southern IdahoState: ID

The Civil Engineering Program is an academic transfer program designed to prepare students to finish a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at a four-year college. The course work emphasizes math, natural sciences, physics, engineering sciences and English. Students finish their general education core requirements at the transfer institution.

Civil engineers are involved in the design of transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, airports, seaports, dams, and rail lines) and water projects (irrigation, drinking water supply systems and sewage and waste management). They also are involved with the design and construction of structures. Civil engineers often work as consultants and for public agencies at the local, state and federal levels.

Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate’s degree in engineering and does not meet the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: Montana TechState: MT

In addition to the general engineering core, this option offers the student a specialization in the civil engineering areas of foundations and structures and surface water hydrology and hydraulics. Civil engineering graduates work in construction, design roads, bridges and water treatment facilities.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: South Dakota School of Mines & TechnologyState: SD

Civil engineers design and construct the infrastructure, facilities, and transit systems essential to modern life and solve environmental and public health problems on a global scale.

With Mines’ hands-on curriculum, students dive in from day one. Hardrockers have made a record-breaking concrete airplane that flew straight into the pages of Popular Science and the New York Times. They’ve faculty combat Mongolian dust storms and built a greenhouse on the Pine Ridge Reservation here at home.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Washington State University - Pullman CampusState: WA

Civil engineering involves the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities and systems that are essential to modern life and infrastructure. Civil engineers create and manage bridges, highways, buildings, airports, dams and waterways, water purification plants and distribution systems, foundations and tunnels, waste treatment and disposal facilities, and conventional and renewable energy supply systems.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: Washington State University - Tri-Cities CampusState: WA

Civil Engineers help communities plan and solve problems, improving the quality of life for everyone while preserving and protecting the environment. Civil Engineers design and maintain crucial infrastructure, including facilities for water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste disposal, and electric energy generation. They build highways, railroads, airports, buildings, and bridges.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: South Dakota State UniversityState: SD

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department’s mission is to provide a highly respected, rigorous, practical education for our student, oriented toward problem solving through the integration of education, research and lifelong learning. 

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of Nebraska–LincolnState: NE

Civil engineering is a people-serving profession dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life and sustaining our natural resources and energy. Civil engineering means tackling challenging science and engineering assignments, embracing the professional responsibility to make things better and working with people all over the world.

As a civil engineer, you’ll devise and design the building of roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, dams, water and sewage systems, and/or many other structures. Civil engineering features such specialties as structural, water resources, environmental, architectural, transportation and geo-technical engineering.  In our program, you’ll develop leadership and hands-on skills through regional and national team competitions, research with faculty, and participation in national student organizations. 

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: Oregon Institute of TechnologyState: OR

Oregon Tech’s freshman-to-master’s Civil Engineering degree program, the first such program in the Pacific Northwest, equips students to meet industry needs identified by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This unique pairing of degrees prepares future professionals for lincensure requirements proposed in the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Model Law.

Civil engineers design infrastructure—transportation networks, bridges, buildings, dams, communities, and water and waste management systems—for the enhancement of human welfare and protection of our environment. 

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: Oregon State UniversityState: OR

Civil engineering is the design, construction, and maintenance of public works, including roads, bridges, harbors, etc. At Oregon State University our programs in civil engineering prepare students to become working professional civil engineering and academic researchers who study civil engineering problems.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of IdahoState: ID

The work of civil engineers plays an important role in how we live, work, travel and play. In this program, you will learn to plan, design and manage all types of civil engineering systems and processes, and how to apply your skills to develop sound infrastructure, create water and energy management solutions, and much more.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of WyomingState: WY

The civil engineering curriculum begins with a basic education in the physical, engineering, mathematical and computer sciences. This foundation supports further development of engineering topics that prepare the engineer to address critical societal needs. To meet these needs, the civil engineer designs and builds bridges, buildings, dams and hydraulic structures, pipelines and canals, power plants, transportation facilities, sanitary and environmental engineering facilities, surveying and mapping systems, space and ocean platforms, as well as numerous other engineering systems. The civil engineer must also be aware of the social, humanistic, and political aspects of their projects. Therefore, course work in the humanities and social sciences is required to better understand the social aspects of public works. During the last two years of their program, students may pursue several areas of civil engineering or, depending upon their interests, more specialized courses in one or more of the specific technical areas listed below. All students must have a comprehensive design experience.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska AnchorageState: AK

The Department of Civil Engineering at UAA offers an ABET accredited curriculum leading to a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Graduates of the program are trained and fully prepared for an engineering career in Alaska and other cold regions of the world.

During their first two years of study, engineering students are introduced to the basic principles of mathematics, chemistry, and physics. The third year of study is largely devoted to courses in the engineering sciences. These courses are extensions of the basic sciences (studied in the first two years) and provide the foundation for engineering analysis and design. In the senior year, students specialize within their chosen discipline and draw upon previous learning to focus their studies on creative design and analysis through projects.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Masters DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska AnchorageState: AK

The Civil Engineering Graduate Program is designed for those students who wish to pursue specialized advanced study and original research. Civil Engineering is an excellent preparation for both the practicing professional and the future doctoral student.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska - FairbanksState: AK

Civil engineers plan, design and supervise the construction of public and private structures such as space-launch facilities, offshore structures, bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, transit systems, dams, airports, irrigation projects, and water treatment and distribution facilities.

Civil engineers use sophisticated technology and employ computer-aided engineering during design, construction, project scheduling and cost control project phases. They are creative problem solvers involved in community development and the challenges of pollution, deteriorating infrastructure, traffic congestion, energy needs, floods, earthquakes and urban planning.

The civil engineering program at UAF has been accredited since 1940 and is currently accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. All engineering programs in the department give special attention to problems of northern regions.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: Carroll CollegeState: MT

Carroll’s civil engineering program provides a combination of solid, technical preparation, a strong emphasis on written and oral communication skills, and a broad suite of humanities coursework.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of Hawaii - ManoaState: HI

Civil engineering is concerned with the activities of people and the environment. The civil engineer conceives, plans, designs, constructs, operates, and maintains the physical works necessary for the environmental needs of people. Students who enter the program today can look forward to one of the most rewarding careers open to men and women–rewarding in personal fulfillment, enduring service to humankind, and financial reward. The curriculum is uniquely designed to meet the demands of business, industry, and government.

The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to 1) educate civil engineers that meet the requirements of the profession, committed to life-long learning, and have the potential to be the future leaders of the profession; 2) create, develop, and disseminate new knowledge through high quality, innovative research; 3) provide service to various agencies of the state and counties of Hawai’i and the engineering community; and 4) provide leadership to the civil engineering profession in the Asia/Pacific Region.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of North DakotaState: ND

The mission of the civil engineering program at the University of North Dakota is to provide students with a well-rounded civil engineering education. Graduates of the program will be prepared to function effectively in a wide range of professional settings such as engineering consulting firms, industries and governmental agencies. The civil engineering program emphasizes the areas of environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and water resources engineering. The required curriculum includes the fundamentals for each of these areas and provides an opportunity for additional learning experiences with technical electives and a major design experience.

 Civil Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: University of PortlandState: OR

Civil engineering originated to create civil works – the facilities that serve the public. Civil engineers design, construct, and operate things that have been around for a long time such as highways and bridges. 

 Civil Engineering – Land Surveying

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Minor ProgramInstitution: University of WyomingState: WY

The University of Wyoming Land Surveying Program provides surveying specific education by surveyors for surveyors.  The instructors give instruction for both licensure preparation and daily practice.  The instructors are working professionals with years of experience; they have been exposed to the results of poorly trained surveyors so their goal is to help you to be “a cut above”.

The Land Surveying Program offers a 30 hour Cadastral Surveying Certificate and a Minor in Land Surveying, both of which meet the Wyoming Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors surveying specific education necessary for the Land Surveyor in Training certification. In states that require a Bachelor of Science degree for licensure, the Minor in Land Surveying may be attached to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership.

 Civil Engineering – Transportation Systems and Materials

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: University of WyomingState: WY

The transportation network in America has real problems that are being addressed by the faculty in Civil Engineering. Of the nation’s two million miles of paved roads, nearly two-thirds are in need of repair. The transportation program is actively involved in state and regional transportation research. Current research projects include pavement overlay design, materials, maintenance, and rehabilitation; transportation planning including infrastructure investment decision-making; intelligent vehicle and highway systems; analysis and enhancement of tourism; modeling of rural unpaved roads for rut resistance and road profile measurement techniques. Research laboratories exist for research in pavement and asphalt, fatigue testing and signal controller design and analysis. Faculty members are active in publications, extension and seminar activities.

 Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Umpqua Community CollegeState: OR

The field of civil engineering deals with planning, design, construction, and maintenance of private and public projects. These projects include highways, bridges, dams, subdivisions, water supply and waste systems. Land surveyors perform a variety of important tasks, such as boundary surveys, topographic mapping and construction staking. Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology graduates work with or in support of professional engineers and land surveyors.

Civil engineering and surveying are some of the broadest fields of engineering, and are part of virtually all construction-related projects. Graduates have local, state-wide, and nation-wide employment opportunities.

 Civil Engineering Graphics Emphasis

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

The Civil Engineering Graphics certificate of Proficiency program is a one-year program designed to prepare a graphics technician to work directly under the supervision of an engineer, architect or designer producing detailed drawings. Civil Engineering Graphics Technicians are specialists in translating the rough sketches, layouts and written specifications of architects, engineers, and designers into a drawing showing the complete details and specifications for the finished project under the close direction of a supervisor.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Bellingham Technical CollegeState: WA

This program will prepare you for a career as a civil engineering technician, computer aided drafter, construction manager, transportation technician, or GIS technician. You’ll learn valuable skills like civil drawing, design, geographic information systems (GIS) and field engineering.

If you’re looking for a program that will put you on a solid career track with employers such as high-tech industries, civil engineering and surveying firms, the Department of Transportation, or civil construction companies, then look into Civil Engineering at BTC.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates Degree, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Montana State University - NorthernState: MT

Engineering is the application of the physical sciences and mathematics to the design of items that benefit society. Civil Engineering is divided into five broad areas: structures, hydraulics and hydrology, geotechnical engineering (soil mechanics), traffic and transportation, and environmental engineering. The Civil Engineering Technology program at Northern offers course work in each of these areas with the exception of environmental engineering technology.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

This degree emphasizes the skills necessary for graduates seeking employment in civil engineering occupations. The program emphasizes the related use of computers and software. The degree provides a strong foundation in current basic civil engineering techniques and prepares students for occupational entry and advancement as a civil engineering technician. Graduates are readily employed as engineering technicians in construction, transportation, surveying, and testing laboratories.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Technical InstituteState: SD

Does an outdoor career call to you? Or are you interested in using software to design future infrastructure? Are you detail-oriented, motivated and ready to step into a technically challenging role? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with a Civil Engineering Technology degree. As a Civil Engineering Technician, you’ll work along side Registered Land Surveyors, Civil Engineers or Contractors helping with the design and construction of projects including bridges, roadways, dams, water treatment plants and buildings. In the office or on a job site, you will perform tasks of a technical nature including using surveying instruments, developing plans using CAD software and performing material testing and office computations.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Linn-Benton Community CollegeState: OR

Students in the Civil Engineering Technology certificate program are trained to work as surveyors, drafters, and designers in civil engineering and surveying offices. Civil engineering technicians help engineers plan and build roadways, utilities and structures. Engineering technicians work with the design, surveying, construction and inspection of engineering projects. Technicians’ duties are more hands-on and limited in scope than those of engineers. Engineering technicians need knowledge in the following areas: mathematics, including algebra, geometry and trigonometry; computer usage; structural analysis; surveying; construction specifications and techniques; drafting and reading plans; engineering design methods; and use of the English language.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeState: WA

Those who enter the Civil Engineering Technology field today can look forward to a very rewarding career. A career that offers personal fulfillment, enduring service to humanity, and financial success. In the next two decades, as the world’s population grows, environmental concerns mount, and the technological revolution expands, there will be an unprecedented demand for Civil Engineering Technicians. They will be needed to plan, design, build and maintain the facilities essential to our civilization: bridges, dams, highways, transit systems, airports, tunnels, irrigation systems, water distribution and wastewater treatment facilities as well as industrial and commercial buildings.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Mt. Hood Community CollegeState: OR

The field of civil engineering is the most visible of the engineering disciplines. The bridges and highways we drive on; the airports, harbors and railroads that connect our country; the water and sewer systems that protect our health; and the dikes and dams that protect our property are products of the civil engineering team. The civil engineering team also supports the work of architects by designing building sites, foundations and the structural framework of the building. 

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Idaho State UniversityState: ID

Civil engineering technicians obtain field data and prepare drawings and maps pertaining to angles, elevations, azimuth points, contours, and earthwork. They use electronic total stations, levels, global positioning surveying (GPS), and other instruments. They plan, design and perform construction staking tasks necessary for the construction of highways, railroads, bridges, buildings, airfields, subdivisions, and other facilities. They also perform testing and inspection tasks on the various construction operations to ensure compliance with specifications.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

Are you interested in designing better bridges, keeping our drinking water safe, or preventing industrial pollution? Employers need qualified people. It takes just two years of challenging study to get the skills you need to work as a civil engineering technician. Work with your classmates solving problems in environmental protection, designing safer highways, and other engineering applications.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Spokane Community CollegeState: WA

Civil engineering technicians are both doers and thinkers. CET graduates inspect construction projects, test materials, develop CAD drawings, and use electronic surveying equipment or global positioning systems to collect data or lay out projects. They also are thinkers who can work independently to analyze problems and solve them. SCC’s six-quarter A.A.S. degree program teaches you to solve real-world engineering problems by using civil engineering computer software and actual surveying equipment. Look forward to a wide variety of jobs – locally, state-wide and across the nation.

 Civil Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Students prepare for careers as civil engineering technicians who typically work under the direct supervision of a project engineer. The program environment emulates a civil engineering/surveying firm, giving students practice in many aspects of the profession, including defining project requirements, conducting survey/field work, field engineering, construction staking, designing, estimating, modeling and client presentations.

Instruction includes computer-aided design, the preparation of engineering calculations, and coordinate systems which include lengths, directions, slopes, bearings areas, volumes, weights densities, moments, forces, reactions, flows, and loads. Students learn to use a variety of computer software application packages, including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Civil 3D, CadrePro, Hydraflow and SurvCE.

 Classic Car Restoration

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Mid-Plains Community CollegeState: NE

An Automotive Technology Certificate in Customization and Restoration will focus on the restoration and customization of classic cars and trucks. Your training will involve hands-on experiences in all aspects in creating a classic vehicle into a work of art. Each year the college restores a classic car which becomes the face of the transportation division. You may find yourself working on that project or it is acceptable to work on a project of your own. The two-year program consists of two semesters of automotive technology and two semesters of auto body training. You will be taught by highly qualified instructors with national reputations in classic car restoration and customization. If you want to learn classic car restoration and customization from the best, this is the place to learn how to make a career doing what you love.

 Clean Energy Diesel Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Oregon Community CollegeState: OR

This program trains students to be the key troubleshooter in figuring out a vehicle’s driveability problems. Students learn to identify everything from powertrain malfunctions to ignition failures and other engine-related problems using state-of-the-art computer diagnostic equipment, as well as the best way to fix the problem for the client. COCC’s Engine Performance Technician program applies toward ASE certification in (A6) Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems and (A8) Automotive Engine Performance.

This program also trains students on the operational principles and theory of: Hydraulically actuated Electronically controlled Unit Injection (HEUI) systems, the Electronic Unit Injection (EUI) systems, and the Common Rail (CR) systems, as they are applied to Diesel Engine Performance (A9). 

 

 Clean Energy Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Shoreline Community CollegeState: WA

The Clean Energy Technology Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for a career in sustainable design, construction, maintenance and management. Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared for to take the the Photovoltaic Entry Level Exam test through the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Shoreline works with professional affiliates, advisory committees and accreditation guidelines to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand for employment.

 Collision Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates Degree, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Lewis-Clark State CollegeState: ID

The Collision Repair program is a National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program and is designed to help students develop knowledge and skills for employment in the collision repair industry. Students are provided theory and practice in repairing vehicles damaged in a collision. Core instruction for the Collision Repair program is provided during the first year. During the second year, students receive in-depth instruction in more complex systems. Students entering with prior training from high school, military, or industry can challenge portions of the training program by examination and/or performance testing. Students must achieve competencies in course work before moving to the next instructional area. Shop experience is combined with related theory.

 Collision Repair

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Collision Repair Certificate provides the student with the skills needed for entry-level auto body collision repair employment.

 Collision Repair and Refinish Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Technical InstituteState: SD

Have you or anyone you know been in a fender bender? Do you look at a damaged car or truck and reimagine how it should look after the repair? If you’re looking for a great career in repairing and refinishing damaged vehicles, get to where you want to be in just two years with a Collision Repair and Refinish degree or diploma from Southeast Tech. As a Collision Repair and Refinish Technician, you’ll repair everything from a dented bumper to an almost total wreck. You’ll learn how to give estimates, cover auto body electrical circuit and air conditioning basics, repair auto bodies, refinish auto bodies and align auto frames.

 Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Clackamas Community CollegeState: OR

The Collision Repair and Refinishing program simulates real working conditions in a well-equipped modern shop facility. Training combines intensive theory and practical lab experience tailored to specific needs. Course work includes one term of cooperative work experience with a local employer. The flexibility of the program allows students to enter any term and proceed at their own pace.

Technicians repair or replace parts, straighten structure, install and adjust glass and components, repair electrical systems, restraints, suspension components, brakes, prepare all types of surfaces for necessary refinishing operations, mix and apply modern urethane and waterborne paint products, and finish their work to industry standards. Skills learned include welding, metal straightening, filler use, plastic repair, surface preparation, masking, product selection, mixing, color matching and application techniques, as well as detailing and troubleshooting.

 Collision Repair Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Walla Walla Community CollegeState: WA

Collision Repair keeps pace with the fast-moving auto body/collision repair industry and covers all aspects of body repair and refinishing with an emphasis on the most up-to-date methods. The program is nationally certified by NATEF/ASE in four areas of instruction. The Collision Repair program is designed to provide students with hands-on, work based learning. To facilitate this, the college acquires late model, damaged vehicles, providing a platform on which student may learn and develop skills. The Collision Repair curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

 Collision Repair Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: North Idaho CollegeState: ID

The Collision Repair Technology program is a 9-month program designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as a collision repair technician and/or painter. All phases of refinishing are covered, including basecoat/clear coat applications. MIG welding, plastic and fiberglass repair, sheet metal repair and replacement, estimating, glass replacement, damage analysis including unibody and full frame alignment, electrical and mechanical diagnosing as well as other related topics are covered.

 Commercial Airline Pilot

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Big Bend Community CollegeState: WA

If you are looking for the best pilot training resources in the Pacific Northwest, you have come to the right place. Students enrolled in Big Bend Community College’s Commercial Airline Pilot Program get to fly during the first week of classes. The pace doesn’t slow as students progress through a rigorous two-year program that prepares them for a career as a professional pilot. BBCC graduates are pilots for major airlines throughout the world. BBCC student pilots work toward a college degree and commercial/instrument pilot certificates at the same time.

 Commercial Aviation – Helicopter

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of North DakotaState: ND

A Rotorcraft-Helicopter option is available in the Commercial Aviation program.

 Commercial Aviation Degree – Fixed Wing

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of North DakotaState: ND

The Commercial Aviation curriculum is designed for a variety of flight-related careers. Commercial Aviation combines a solid background in aviation courses with flight instructor ratings along with a liberal arts core to give the student the education necessary for entry-level positions in the aviation industry. You will earn a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings, and a certified flight instructor certificate with instrument rating.

 Commercial Driver License

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: LicenseInstitution: Western Nebraska Community CollegeState: NE

The CDL Truck Driving program is offered so students can complete the professional skill award in six weeks and then would be ready to take the test for industry certification and receive the CDL license. Industry has approved the curriculum and given full support for this program.

 Commercial Driver License

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: LicenseInstitution: Bitterroot CollegeState: MT

This program teaches students basic truck driving skills, introducing students to the field of heavy-duty trucking. Safety is emphasized as well as equipment knowledge and State and Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations. Curriculum includes CTTS/NSCSI CDL Study Manual. Field training and testing is conducted on a one-to-one basis. Program prepares students for a Montana Type 1 Certification Class A License (inter-state). If student is 18 to 21, he/she prepares for a Montana Type 2 Certification Class A License (intra-state).

 Commercial Driver’s License

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: LicenseInstitution: Missoula CollegeState: MT

Missoula College strives to provide excellent Commercial Driver License training at competitive cost.  With help from a U.S. Department of Labor grant, we operate up-to-date training vehicles; we employ an experienced truck driver, skilled trainer, and flexible scheduling to meet a variety of training needs.  Our training is non-credit, offered through the Outreach Department of Missoula College, and we are approved for VA educational benefits and WIA training benefits.

 Commercial Driver’s License

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Peninsula CollegeState: WA

This course will prepare students to take the Commercial Driver Skills test required to obtain a Commercial Driver License in Washington State. The course will also prepare students to enter the field of Commercial Vehicle Operators. The course will have an emphasis on safety and a basic knowledge of the rules and regulations as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Washington State Patrol. Students will be prepared to operate commercial vehicles safely and to begin employment as over-the-road drivers upon completion of course.

 Commercial Driver’s License

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Turtle Mountain Community CollegeState: ND

TMCC’s CDL Curriculum will provide students with competencies and skill to assist in obtaining a North Dakota Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). This Program provides education and hands on training including traffic laws, safety regulations, log books, driver vehicle inspection reports and other aspects of general education. These graduates will gain a working knowledge of a tractor and trailer through a combination of classroom, simulation and behind-the-wheel driver training.

 Commercial Drivers License

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: LicenseInstitution: Flathead Valley Community CollegeState: MT

There is a vital need for truck drivers in the United States as 78 percent of all products are transported via truck.  In addition to plentiful job opportunities, truck drivers have the unique advantage of traveling our beautiful and magnificent country while enjoying camaraderie with fellow truckers from all across the nation.

 Commercial Pilot

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This degree program prepares students for entry level jobs as pilots in the aviation industry. Students may enter this program at the beginning of any quarter. This program offers two options: fixed wing pilot or helicopter pilot.

 Commercial Pilot

Career Cluster: Aviation, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Clover Park Technical CollegeState: WA

The Commercial Pilot Certificate allows the holder to fly for hire in a variety of pilot positions. Content of the course includes advanced aircraft performance maneuvers and cross-country flight. Students receive advanced training in aircraft systems, meteorology, and aircraft performance.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication (English composition, speech), quantitative reasoning (math), and social sciences (psychology, sociology) that enhance personal development and provide knowledge and abilities upon which technical skills are built.

 Commercial Transportation and Maintenance

Career Cluster: Freight, Manufacture & Maintenance, Operators, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Greys Harbor CollegeState: WA

 Commercial Truck Driving

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Walla Walla Community CollegeState: WA

Commercial Truck Driving offers short-term courses that provide students the potential for immediate employment in a living wage job upon successful completion. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires specialized training in the areas of driver qualification, hours of service, driver wellness, and whistleblower protection for entry-level drivers who are subject to the commercial driver’s license requirements (49 CFR Part 380). The Commercial Truck Driving program provides the mandatory training for the Washington State Commercial Truck Driving License requirements for both new and renewing drivers. Students learn to maneuver large vehicles on crowded streets and in highway traffic, as well as learn to inspect trucks and freight for compliance with regulations. The Commercial Truck Driving curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

 Commercial Truck Driving

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Blackfeet Community CollegeState: MT

The Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is designed to provide students with necessary technical skills, competencies and knowledge to obtain employment as entry-level truck drivers. Successful students will be well prepared to pass the necessary state licensure exams in order to attain a Class “A”, Class “B”, (CDL) – as well as other Classes of commercial vehicle operations licenses.

 Commercial Truck Driving

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Rogue Community CollegeState: OR

The Commercial Truck Driving one-term program is designed to meet or exceed the highest standards set by reputable trucking firms in the United States. The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pass Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driving License (CDL) and endorsement tests including air breaks, double/triples, tanker and hazardous materials. Commercial vehicle basics will be covered including driver qualifications, hours of service, and whistle blower protection as required by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA). Student drivers will have a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on drive time supervised by instructors with many years of over-the-road experience.

 Commercial Truck Driving: Entry Level

Career Cluster: Freight, OperatorsProgram Level: License, CertificateInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Bates Technical College is the only school in Washington State certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute. Students prepare for entry-level employment as commercial truck drivers with the goal of a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with all endorsements.

Training takes place in classrooms, on Bates’ truck driving range, and on the road, using a variety of equipment.

 Community, Environment, and Planning

Career Cluster: Planning & PolicyProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of WashingtonState: WA

Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) is an award-winning, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree program offered through the College of Built Environments as one of the University’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs. CEP has gained distinction as a model for a highly personalized, active, and relevant educational experience within a large research institution. Housed in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, CEP students liberally draw upon the entire range of courses, faculty, and programs at the UW.

 Composites Technician 1

Career Cluster: Aviation, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

Short-Term Training Certificate – ( SST ) Designed to meet the needs of the aviation industry, the Composites Technician 1 earns two short-term training (STT) certifications: General Aviation SST Certificate: provides foundational instruction in the field of aviation maintenance. It is a prerequisite for the Composite Aviation SST. Composite Aviation SST Certificate: prepares technicians to fabricate, assemble and repair composite materials on aircraft at an entry level.

 Computer Aided Design

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Missoula CollegeState: MT

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) program offers graduates a pathway into professional careers as technicians in civil, mechanical, and architectural drafting. Other career opportunities exist in geographic information systems, mapping, surveying, and technical design. This one-year program prepares students in mathematics, business, and writing, as well as the following skills: graphic communications; computer-aided design and modeling systems; geographic information systems; and surveying. Graduates emerge with an understanding of how to use computer aided design software to solve real-world graphic communications problems in a team-oriented environment. 

 Computer Aided Design

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Sheridan CollegeState: WY

The Computer Aided Design program is designed to allow students to acquire a combination of skills and knowledge utilizing hands-on training on industry-relevant software and includes studies in science, mathematics, communication and project supervision/management techniques. Practical lab projects and a learn-by-doing environment provides a well-rounded education that can assist students in launching a career in drafting. Some courses will also help prepare students for industry-relevant certifications such as AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks.  Students utilize current versions of industry software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3-D, Revit, Inventor, Microstation, ArcGIS, and SolidWorks to create detailed technical drawings.  Students also use state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and software, including GIS, GPS, and surveying related equipment.

This program culminates with a capstone class to expose students to multi-disciplinary data collection and modeling. Students illustrate scientific field data sets using geodatabases, CAD technology, field data collection units (GPS), and GIS mapping software.

 Computer Aided Design

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Lower Columbia CollegeState: WA

Skills developed in LCC’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) program can be applied in many fields including architectural, civil, mechanical, construction, and electrical/electronic design. Graduates may work as drafters or in support of engineers using CAD software to prepare technical drawings and plans. The Certificate of Proficiency program includes additional studies in other aspects of design and manufacturing.

 Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Linn-Benton Community CollegeState: OR

The two-year Computer Aided Design and Drafting program is a technical curriculum designed to assist students in acquiring basic attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary to successfully enter drafting occupations. The first year of study provides a sound general background, while the second year provides more specific coverage of major occupational areas, such as civil, mechanical, electronic, architectural and technical illustration.

 Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

Computer Aided Design and Drafting CADD (formerly Drafting Technology and Design) program, you can earn a certificate within one year, providing the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in the field.

With our certificate, you’ll acquire several important industry-standard skills, including those in freehand drafting, modern computer-aided design (CADD) programs, 3-D modeling, mathematical concepts and problem solving.

 Computer Aided Design Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Community CollegeState: NE

During the 24-month program, students will learn how to think outside the box as they learn the many responsibilities of designers who are employed in engineering and architectural offices across the nation. Finding solutions to today’s design challenges also is part of SCC’s program. The future of CADD is a world not of paper drawings and printers, but of three-dimensional rapid prototyping plotters capable of creating finished products. Engineering and manufacturing have grown into a single process where the designer at a CADD station will build the structures and products of tomorrow. Drafters of old, with their drafting boards and mechanical pencils creating drawings of buildings, has given way to electronic files communicated on wireless networks to the job site laptop computer for laser-produced floor plans. CADD technicians are professional people working in a specialized environment as communicators and must exhibit good English and speaking skills. Designers operate in a technical field and will use higher levels of math and physics to create new industrial, commercial and business products.

 Computer Aided Design Drafting Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Idaho State UniversityState: ID

The design drafting profession affects everything done, every day, by every individual. Without a plan or visual graphic, nothing can be manufactured, built, made, or sold. Everything has a plan for creation and design drafters are the people who make it happen.

The Computer Aided Design Drafting Technology graduate works on many levels in the engineering, architectural, and manufacturing world. Graduates qualify for career opportunities with engineering and architectural firms, machinery manufacturers, architectural and structural metal manufacturers, and construction companies. On the drafting level, they create working drawings from rough sketches or layouts that have been prepared by engineers, architects, and designers. The drawings and 3D models are prepared in accordance to specifications dictated by their company and industry standards. Computers are the tools of their trade. They are competent on the latest versions of CAD and modeling software. They are exposed to a variety of disciplines including mechanical, structural, architectural, electrical, and virtual construction simulation technology. They are expected to be able to make technical computations involved with layout, dimensioning and detailing of machine and structural parts. On the design level, they calculate stresses, size members of structural components and mechanical parts, do layout work for drafters to follow, write technical reports and supervise drafting groups.

The design/drafter must be able to visualize forms and shapes from blueprints and sketches, understand and apply theoretical principles and technical knowledge, concentrate on details for long periods of time, and use independent judgment in planning work and solving problems. Designers/drafters should enjoy technical work; work that involves close tolerances, set limits and industry standards. The successful designer/drafter should be able to organize, work rapidly, work under pressure, and produce quality work.

 Computer Aided Design Technician

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Skagit Valley CollegeState: WA

Through the training and support of the Technical Design program, students will gain knowledge to operate standard design tools and CAD equipment and create industrial blueprints for effective graphic communication. Graduates may work in support of engineers using CAD software to prepare technical drawings and plans. Almost every company involved with design and/or manufacturing has one or more design/drafting positions

 Computer Aided Design Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Idaho CollegeState: ID

The Computer Aided Design Technology program offers students the opportunity to learn skills required by today’s industries. Students can pursue a two-semester technical certificate, a four-semester advanced technical certificate, and a four-semester associate of applied science degree. Portions of the associate of applied science degree options may transfer to various four-year institutions.

 Computer Aided Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Yakima Valley Community CollegeState: WA

YVCC’s Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD) Certificate prepares students for immediate employment in the workforce by using the same equipment used in business and industry. Careful attention is paid to the matching the skills required by employers in the local Yakima area.

 Computer Aided Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Columbia Basin CollegeState: WA

The certificate emphasizes the CAD classes, preparing students for entry into the workforce.

 Computer Aided Drafting/Building Information Modeling

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: South Puget Sound Community CollegeState: WA

The CAD/BIM Technology Associate in Applied Science Program is designed to meet entry-level employment requirements in Computer Aided Drafting/Modeling occupations and provide students with a broad range of employment opportunities in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, and BIM (Building Information Modeling).  In addition, students may elect a specific area of concentration to meet their personal goals or occupational requirements.

 Computer Information Systems/Computer Aided Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Blue Mountain Community CollegeState: OR

Central Oregon Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Computer Information Systems/Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), a One-Year Certificate. The combination of CIS and CAD prepares students for entry-level employment in related drafting and support industries. Classes include instruction in AutoCAD® and specific software applications such as REVIT®, Civil 3D® and SolidWorks®.

 Computer-Aided Design

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

This career certificate provides career preparation in engineering drafting and design practices. Recipients may seek employment in engineering drafting and design entry-level positions in engineering, architecture and design firms, and government agencies.

 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Clatsop Community CollegeState: OR

Computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) is a rapidly changing field, with innovations like 3D printing and advanced manufacturing requiring ever more precise drawings and instructions. Students in the CADD program at Clatsop Community College learn the latest in 2D and 3D modeling as well as the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

Our students build from a foundation of artistic design and creation while mastering the dimensioning and measurement systems that make up CADD. They also study computer graphics, meaning that they learn far more than just drafting. CADD students work on real-world examples, with projects including 3D renderings of Astoria’s downtown, proposals for new buildings, and digital documentation of the historical fishing vessels of the Columbia River. The CADD program has recently added a 3D printer, allowing students to create physical objects from their computer drawings.

 Computer-Aided Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

This program is intended for those individuals who wish to obtain employment in career fields where the production of technical drawings is an integral part of the organization’s day-to-day operations. All courses must be completed as listed for a certificate to be awarded, unless evidence of prior learning can be provided.

These also are available to industry professionals and others who have had prior computer aided drafting experience and wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge in specific areas. Students are welcome to take any course when offered which they feel may be of benefit and for which they have met any listed prerequisites. All courses emphasize hands-on training and are taught using the latest versions of AutoCAD software. Practical application is stressed wherever possible. Renton Technical College is an authorized Autodesk® Training Center.

 Computer-Aided Drafting

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Diploma, Associates DegreeInstitution: Western Dakota Technical InstituteState: SD

Computer-Aided Drafting is a hands-on program, and you will spend most of your day learning by doing. You will prepare drawings under the guidance of instructors who are true experts and will graduate with the abilities and knowledge that set you apart from the crowd.

The program will give you the skills and knowledge necessary so you can produce accurate technical drawings using industry standard CAD systems. You will be prepared for entry-level positions in the architectural, civil, and mechanical CAD fields.

 Construction

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: University of Alaska KodiakState: AK

Upon completion of the certificate in construction, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Construction Laborer.

 Construction and Building Science

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Metropolitan Community CollegeState: NE

The Construction and Building Science program offers students a wide array of choices in the field of construction. An associate degree, certificate of achievement, and career certificate are available across several options, including concrete/masonry, general, residential, commercial, management, remodeling, and finish/cabinetry. Students gain practical experience in a lab setting applying their skills to real-world situations.

 Construction and Forestry Equipment Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & Maintenance, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Linn-Benton Community CollegeState: OR

The Construction and Forestry Equipment Technology program is a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Each specialized subject is studied in the classroom and laboratory on campus. 

 Construction Design Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Yakima Valley Community CollegeState: WA

Students enrolled in the Construction Design Technology Program are trained in a broad base of engineering services such as structural systems, CAD, geo-technology, parametric software, building code, construction management and estimating, surveying sciences, and construction engineering leading to an Associates of Science degree in Construction Design Technology.

 Construction Design Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This degree program allows students to be employed by firms connected with the construction and building industry. Using board drafting techniques and computer-aided drafting, students prepare drawings in both 2-D and 3-D. Throughout the program, industry-accepted drafting and design standards will be taught and reinforced. Students use sketches, notes, technical literature, and personal research to complete assignments. Students complete related credits in the areas of construction and engineering.

 Construction Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Masters DegreeInstitution: University of WashingtonState: WA

The University of Washington’s Master of Science in Civil Engineering: Construction Engineering program is one of the few online graduate programs in the nation with this specialized focus. In this program, you will gain the latest knowledge in the engineering principles and management techniques necessary to lead major infrastructure efforts and to prepare yourself for increasing career opportunities and new challenges in the heavy construction industry.

 Construction Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Washington State University - Pullman CampusState: WA

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,http://www.abet.org. The objective of the degree program is to give thorough training in fundamental engineering principles with an intensive introduction to each of the specializations within civil engineering.

 Construction Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: University of Nebraska–LincolnState: NE

Construction engineering blends fundamental principles of engineering with new and emerging technologies for the planning, design, and management of the construction process for the infrastructure that sustains our world including highways, bridges, ports, tunnels, dams, power plants, rails, and underground utilities.

Our curriculum is built to develop the construction engineer of the future, a professional who is not only technically competent, but who also focuses on innovation, has an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoys global and social awareness, and is a leader in the community. A hallmark of our program is its integration of technical engineering principles with business management skills.

 Construction Engineering and Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Masters DegreeInstitution: South Dakota School of Mines & TechnologyState: SD

A flexible and affordable online master’s program, so you can keep working while advancing your career. Designed in partnership with the construction industry, this degree blends technical skills needed by construction professionals with the management study you need to advance your career.

Students can enter the program at any one of the three semesters during the year, and choose core classes and electives to match their individual interests and career goals. You can take classes face-to-face, streamed live, or watch the recorded class when it works with your schedule. Classwork is completed and submitted online.

The threaded discussions consistently receive student accolades because of the shared work experiences and opportunities to build upon the posted discussions points and learning shared by classmates.

 Construction Engineering Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: Oregon State UniversityState: OR

The entire environment of homes, buildings, roads, freeways, bridges, and much more result from the delivery of construction projects. It is the responsibility of the construction engineer and construction manager to deliver these projects in a manner that maximizes value – a quality product at a fair price, safely constructed in a timely fashion. This final step in the development of our infrastructure – construction – is one of the most visible products in all of engineering.

The construction engineering and management programs prepare both graduate and undergraduate students the tools they need to become construction engineers and managers.

 Construction Engineering Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Montana State UniversityState: MT

The Construction Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science Program is a technically rigorous and production-oriented program that prepares graduates to enter and advance to leadership positions in the construction industry.

 Construction Industry Training

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

The Construction Industry Training Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for entry level construction or pre-apprenticeship jobs. Courses include fundamental construction industry basics taught in a hands on environment by professionals from the construction industry.

 Construction Industry Training – Fundamentals

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

A fast track short certificate to enable students to gain some basic construction skills and safety knowledge that prepares them for entry level construction jobs. 

 Construction Industry Training – Trades Work Ready

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

A fast track short certificate that provides students with basic construction skills and safety knowledge, and also introduces them to the framing trade while giving them additional opportunities to improve their skills with measuring and using carpentry tools.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Bachelors Degree, Masters DegreeInstitution: University of WashingtonState: WA

The interdisciplinary CM curriculum contains a mix of technical, managerial, and business courses to provide graduates with the essential skills to be successful in the construction industry. Emphasis is on a broad educational foundation and includes surveying, engineering graphics, accounting, business law, economics, physics, mathematics, geology, statistics, speech, English, social sciences, and humanities.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Boise State UniversityState: ID

Construction Management graduates can be found in organizations all over the world. Boise State’s Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management has been established for 30 years and is one of the best in the nation. Our graduates are consistently recruited by the top construction companies. Nearly all of the Construction Management students participate in both internships and the student groups within the program.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Pierce CollegeState: WA

In an industry where only change is constant, construction managers are tasked with managing a projects scope, schedule, budget, and quality while ensuring that the working conditions are safe. To accomplish this, construction managers need a general technical knowledge of the construction process, excellent communication skills, and an understanding of accounting procedures, business law, state and federal regulations, human relations and leadership.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Hastings CollegeState: NE

Building foundations. Framing issues. Finishing projects. You’ll do it all when you major in Construction Management at Hastings College.

Working in partnership with Central Community College, you’ll learn the technical aspects of construction — even building a house — and the leadership, communication skills and business management expertise necessary to advance your career with a firm or succeed as an entrepreneurial business owner.

You’ll find Hastings College Construction Management graduates working in, managing and operating commercial, residential and highway construction businesses, in addition to construction-related finance and marketing. The tremendous academics and hands-on experiences at Hastings opens doors.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

Prepare for careers in construction management as a project manager, superintendent, estimator, safety officer, and other administrators. Students learn estimating, scheduling, project management, human resources management, and other skills that are critical in the construction management field. Students can enroll on a part-time or full-time basis, and can earn a certificate of an Associate of Applied Science degree.  

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: South Dakota State UniversityState: SD

The SDSU Construction Management program prepares graduates to effectively manage construction projects in the commercial, heavy-highway-utilities, and residential sectors. The program is built on a foundation of math and statistics, applied sciences, professional communications, and analysis coursework. Construction Management topics include construction and construction sciences, site supervision, pre-construction, business and project management. The program prepares graduates with the skills to succeed as entry-level managers.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Washington State University - Pullman CampusState: WA

The construction management program prepares students to become construction managers or work in a management capacity in the construction industry. This program covers the wide variety of structures that make up the built environment, offering a focus on the properties of materials and construction systems, how materials are fabricated to produce buildings and other structures, and the business aspects of the construction industry.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Shoreline Community CollegeState: WA

The 90 credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepare students for entrance into baccalaureate programs in Construction Management. Construction Management is a Major Related Program where by baccalaureate institutions in Washington State have agreed to the first two years of course requirements to prepare for admission in the junior year. Construction Management is also an excellent major for graduate work in business, engineering and law.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Central Washington UniversityState: WA

CWU offers a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management. The Construction Management program is one of several in the Industrial and Engineering Technology (IET) Department, which is in turn part of the College of Education and Professional Studies.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of Nebraska–LincolnState: NE

Construction management blends construction knowledge with business principles for the planning and execution of projects designed by architects and engineers. Construction managers coordinate a diverse workforce in order to ensure that projects advance on time and within budget.

Our curriculum is built to develop the construction manager of the future, a professional who is not only technically competent, but who also focuses on innovation, has an entrepreneurial spirit, enjoys global and social awareness, and is a leader in the community. A hallmark of our program is its proven quality as demonstrated by the many alumni that occupy top executive positions in the construction industry around the country.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Laramie County Community CollegeState: WY

The Construction Management program provides students the technical, managerial and business knowledge required to perform construction operations and processes that are efficient, cost effective and ensure the safety and accurate progress on a given project. Students explore building codes, costs, construction methods, as well as managerial techniques employed with allied fields associated with construction. Students are prepared to integrate and manage technical, material, financial and human resources functions, and establish timetables that support construction operations and lead project teams toward common objectives.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Wayne State CollegeState: NE

The construction management concentration is designed to prepare students for entry level positions as construction supervisors for civil, commercial or residential construction. Recent demand and placement has been excellent. This is demonstrated by the fact that graduates are being employed in all three areas of construction: commercial, residential and civil.

The major includes a balance of construction technology courses, business management courses and the opportunity for internships with contractors throughout the program. Coursework includes strong design, estimating and scheduling components along with several skill development opportunities provided by actual construction projects.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: North Dakota State UniversityState: ND

Construction management is a combination of advanced technology, construction techniques and management to meet the needs of the rapidly growing construction industry. The program is designed to prepare students for the art of achieving maximum profit by efficient use of capital, people, machines, and materials to complete a construction project on time and to the satisfaction of the owner. A meld of engineering, construction, management and business gives the student a background and understanding of a management point of view in the construction industry. The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

The Associate in Construction Management DTA/MRP degree is a pathway for students planning transfer to CWU, UW, or WSU for a major in Construction Management (American Council for Construction Education accredited) programs. It also provides information for transfer to EWU’s BS in Technology, Construction Management.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates Degree, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska AnchorageState: AK

The Construction Management Program at UAA was developed with input from Alaska contractors and professional industry organizations to provide students with a broad knowledge of construction processes and techniques. Graduates of the program understand basic business principles and possess broad knowledge of the technical and operational aspects of the construction industry. Graduates are able to function both in the construction office and on the job site.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: North Idaho CollegeState: ID

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Community and Technical CollegeState: AK

The construction management (CM) AAS program meets growing needs in the construction industry by training entry-level construction managers and by providing continuing education for construction employees.

 Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

The Construction Management ATA and Certificate program is primarily designed for students with experience in some phase of the construction industry who want to specialize in construction project management. The program is designed to meet the needs of the working student.

 Construction Management and Engineering

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, Ph.D.Institution: North Dakota State UniversityState: ND

Construction Engineering involves the planning, design, and management of construction facilities, such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. The construction of such projects requires the knowledge of engineering, management, economics, and business. Construction Engineering is differentiated from Construction Management from the standpoint of the use of math, science, and engineering to design projects and processes and analyze problems. Construction Engineering is involved in a variety of construction disciplines, including: commercial, residential, transportation, and infrastructure systems. Construction Engineers are also involved in the engineering design of temporary structures, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, material procurement, selection of equipment, and cost control. Due to their diverse skills, there is a very high demand for Construction Engineers.

 Construction Management Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Technical InstituteState: SD

Does the construction industry interest you? Do you have the desire and motivation to be involved in day-to-day planning, design, and construction of dynamic projects? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with a Construction Management Technology degree. As a Construction Manager, you’ll be responsible for the oversight of construction projects from the delivery of materials, tools and equipment, to the quality of construction, worker productivity and safety. Construction Managers coordinate and manage people, budgets, schedules and contracts with the ultimate goal of finishing the construction project on a timely and economical basis. In the construction management program, you’ll learn how to read prints for construction, become adept at planning and scheduling, perform calculations for estimating and comply with all proper specifications as well as how to manage crews effectively and efficiently.

 Construction Management Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: North Dakota State College of ScienceState: ND

Students in the Construction Management Technology program study construction materials and methods, print reading, safety, scheduling, specifications and project management, as well as hands-on classes regarding construction methods, estimating, surveying, material testing and drafting.

 Construction Project Management

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Washington State University - Pullman CampusState: WA

It is necessary for construction project managers to update their skills in modern project management techniques to effectively contribute to the continuing growth of the industry. The increasing complexity of construction projects requires a manager to know and understand many different facets in order to become and remain proficient in the field. The CPM certificate provides students with the skills to manage any type of project involving contractors and subcontractors, including projects in areas other than in construction. Many professionals have reported that this certificate has allowed them to advance in their careers as a project manager and a technology manager.

 

 Construction Safety

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Pierce CollegeState: WA

In an industry where only change is constant, construction managers are tasked with managing a projects scope, schedule, budget, and quality while ensuring that the working conditions are safe. To accomplish this, construction managers need a general technical knowledge of the construction process, excellent communication skills, and an understanding of accounting procedures, business law, state and federal regulations, human relations and leadership.

 Construction Safety Technician

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Edmonds Community CollegeState: WA

The Occupational Safety and Health Construction Safety Certificate was developed due to the high demand for trained professionals in this field. This certificate program provides education and training for individuals currently working in the construction field and for students desiring to work with national and state workplace safety and health standards in the construction industry. 

 Construction Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Diploma, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Construction Technology program at Central Community College-Hastings provides a great opportunity to prepare for a career in the construction industry. Students learn a full range of construction skills from framing to cabinet construction and get plenty of practice applying those skills by working on a house built each year on the Hastings Campus.

 Construction Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lane Community CollegeState: OR

Be a builder! In the Construction Technology program you will learn to cut, fit and assemble wood and other materials for the construction of residential and commercial buildings and other structures.

In this field you can work as a journey-level carpenter, general contractor, specialty trade contractor or independent contractor in light or heavy construction as well as many other related trades in the construction industry.

 Construction Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Casper CollegeState: WY

The Construction Technology program at Casper College was established to help the state and region meet the demands for skilled craftsmen and tradesmen in the construction industry. Through the years, Casper College has worked closely with the Wyoming Contractors Association and local building and trades organizations to assure opportunities for our graduates. The courses are designed to train skilled craftsmen. For that reason, much of the work in on-site and hands-on..

 Construction Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates Degree, Minor ProgramInstitution: University of Alaska Southeast - Juneau CampusState: AK

This program will benefit those interested in working in the construction trades and in mid-management positions in the industry. Graduates of this program may enter the construction industry in residential construction, supervision, estimating, scheduling, safety, and the allied fields of materials and equipment sales and service.

 Construction Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Sheridan CollegeState: WY

Sheridan College’s Construction Technology program is designed to prepare students for real-world positions in the construction field. Courses such as carpentry, surveying, job estimation, building design/layout, and project scheduling will be taught by highly skilled and knowledgeable trades-people. Since construction workers work outside with their hands in a building environment, most classes will take place outside where the students will receive hands-on training.

This program will not just provide the book knowledge of how to do things, but will help you excel and become a leader in the construction industry.

 Construction Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Blackfeet Community CollegeState: MT

Construction Technology will prepare students with entry-level skills for the construction industry. This program provides the student the opportunity to obtain an AAS Degree or a Certificate in Building Trades. Throughout the coursework an emphasis is placed on critical analysis and applying hands on approach to become familiar with all aspects of carpentry, basic contracting, and supervisory skills, blueprints, and footing and foundations.

 Construction Trades

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Sitting Bull CollegeState: ND

Construction, as in many other occupations, is becoming a field of specialists. SBC’s Building Trades Program follows curriculum guidelines set forth by the Associated General Contractors of America and the National Center for Construction and Education and Research (NCEER). Students who successfully complete the program leave with a solid foundation as entry-level carpenters. Jobs that await them are many as demand are high for motivated individuals here locally and elsewhere with building contractors, lumber yards and maintenance shops.

 Construction Trades Preparation

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Renton Technical CollegeState: WA

The Construction Trades Preparation program is the entry point for the Welding and Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology programs. It satisfies elective credits for the Commercial Building Engineering and Construction Management programs.

Students gain skills for apprenticeship or entry-level employment in construction, manufacturing, maintenance, and related industries. Courses incorporate theory and hands-on application in a variety of trades including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, and sustainable building practices. Course work also includes safety standards training, trades math, writing a resume, cover letters, and preparing for job interviews.

 Construction Trades Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Alaska - Bristol BayState: AK

The construction trades technology program is designed to prepare students to work in the construction industry, including in locations with a projected shortage of skilled workers.

This program gives students fundamental knowledge of construction industry expectations in carpentry, facility maintenance and sustainable energy, as well as hands-on training. It responds to the skills targeted by Alaskan employers. Students completing the certificate program will have completed the first year of the A.A.S. degree program. Graduates of the A.A.S. degree program may pursue opportunities with employers as they acquire a higher level of residential construction trade and/or residential construction management skills.

A strong desire to work in the construction industry is important. Students must be willing to work collaboratively with industry employees in their local communities to fulfill the practicum components of courses.

 Construction Trades Technology

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: University of Alaska - Kuskokwim CampusState: AK

 Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Apprentice, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Clackamas Community CollegeState: OR

Clackamas Community College offers courses for registered apprentices or those interested in becoming an apprentice. For an apprentice who has attained journey status, you may be able to use your journeyman card to receive credit toward an Associate of Applied Science degree.

In order to take apprenticeship training classes, students need to first be accepted into the apprenticeship program by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Council (JATC) for that particular trade. The first step for anyone interested in an apprenticeship program is to logon to http://egov.oregon.gov/BOLI/ATD/A_Atdopen.shtml and click on the area in which you are interested in applying (Portland, Salem, Eugene, etc.).

The Apprenticeship pathway model provides statewide transfer opportunities, ladder-type certificates of completion, and an optional transfer path into Bachelor of Science degrees at the Oregon Institute of Technology. Both certificates of completion and the AAS degree are based on Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and local Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee related training (trade specific) standards. The statewide certificates of completion and AAS degree provide additional access to related training courses across the state for registered apprentices and aligned program outcomes, assessments, and courses.

 Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: Apprentice, Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Rogue Community CollegeState: OR

The Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship program is based on the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and local Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee related training standards. It combines full-time, on-the-job work experience with trade-related theoretical instruction. The degree is available only to BOLI-registered apprentices. If you are interested in becoming a registered apprenticeship in an Oregon state apprenticeship program, contact Cathy Pierson at 541-245-7912. RCC supports the following BOLI-ATD trades: HVAC/R, plumber and sheet metal (8,000-hour trades).

The AAS degree is a credential within Rogue Community College’s Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Pathway. The pathway model provides statewide transfer opportunities, ladder-type certificate of completion, and an optional transfer path into a bachelor’s of science degree at Oregon Tech. The degree features general education courses prescribed by Rogue Community College, related training credits previously earned in the certificate of completion, college credit for an earned journey-level card, and some industry electives. It also provides additional access to related training courses across the state for registered apprentices with aligned program outcomes, assessments and courses.

 Custom Paint and Fabrication

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Area Technical InstituteState: SD

This program is designed for you. Choose between a 9 month diploma or an 18 month Associate of Applied Science degree. In that time you will learn industry skills such as automotive collision damage appraisal, paint company sales, auto body collision technology, production line painting or finishing, estimating, custom painting, and restoring.

As a graduate, you will achieve industry certification in Auto Body Technician/Specialist and Paint Technology/Painting.

 Dealer Service Technology – ThinkBIG

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

This program is a partnership between Portland Community College and the partnering CAT dealerships in the Northwest. It is an industry specific two-year associates degree program with required on-the-job training/internships at your sponsoring Caterpillar dealership. It is designed to prepare individuals to become qualified Caterpillar service technicians.

Students will learn how to work on many types of Caterpillar equipment including agricultural, construction, forestry, and earthmoving equipment. The Dealer Service Technology Program combines technical and academic education with real world experience through paid on -the-job training.

 Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Tech

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & Maintenance, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Southeast Community CollegeState: NE

The program is the result of a cooperative effort between John Deere Construction Equipment Company and SCC. It is a seven-quarter program designed to teach students all facets of Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment; from backhoes, excavators, dozers, loaders, motor graders, scrapers, to articulated trucks. Deere construction equipment is used in numerous types of earthmoving, including road building, underground utilities, site development and residential construction. It also is used in material handling, road repair, maintenance, and in full-tree and cut-to-length harvesting operations and in mill yards. Students will be on campus the first two quarters (six months) followed by one quarter (three months) of work experience in a sponsoring Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealership. Quarters four and five will be on campus, followed by another quarter of work experience at the student’s sponsoring dealership. The seventh quarter will be on campus prior to graduation. Wages earned during these periods of work experience help offset student’s educational costs. While on campus, students participate in lecture/lab courses during five of the seven quarters. The program is fully accredited by the state of Nebraska and by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 Design and Construction Management

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & Operations, Highway-Road Construction & MaintenanceProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: University of Alaska - FairbanksState: AK

The graduate certificate in design and construction management is designed to advance the managerial skills and decision-making abilities of engineers and other professionals in the construction industry. The program was designed in collaboration with construction industry employers and continues to engage industry as a partner in the program. Engineers and other construction professionals will enhance their skills to help prepare them for more responsible jobs and help them advance to more responsible management positions.

The program permits flexibility of course selection within the major rubrics: human relations, communications, construction project management and technical construction areas.

 Design Drafting Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Green River CollegeState: WA

This degree program allows students to sample a broad range of drafting careers, including studies in mechanical, architectural, civil, structural, and electrical-electronics drafting. Students develop proficiency in board drafting and computer-aided drafting. Students prepare drawings for manufacturing and fabrication. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) drafting and design standards are taught and reinforced as students prepare drawings in both 2-D and 3-D using AutoCAD, KeyCreator, and Mastercam applications software. Throughout this course of study, students use sketches, notes, technical literature, and personal research to complete assignments. Students may take related credits in the trade areas of building, manufacturing, engineering, welding, and surveying.

 Design Drafting Technology

Career Cluster: Engineering, Design & OperationsProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Gallatin CollegeState: MT

In the Design Drafting Technology program, students acquire the skills necessary for entry-level drafting jobs in the design/drafting industry using computer-based systems to produce technical illustrations used in manufacturing, production, and construction. Sometimes called a CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) technician, students will create design concepts that are workable in the real world. Using the CAD workstation, students perform calculations, develop simulations, and manipulate and modify the displayed material. Although most drafters work at computer terminals much of the time, students will also learn traditional drafting which entails creating manual drawings at drafting tables.

 Diesel /Heavy Equipment

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & Maintenance, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: University of Alaska Fairbanks - Community and Technical CollegeState: AK

This certificate program emphasizes hands-on training and in-class experience as students perform preventative maintenance inspections, determine causes of equipment problems and make necessary repairs and adjustments from tune-ups to complete engine and equipment overhauls. Students work on large trucks, electrical and air systems, diesel engines, engine electronics, transmissions, differentials, crawler tractor undercarriages, steering and final drives.

 Diesel and Heavy Equipment

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & Maintenance, Manufacture & Maintenance, Operators, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: South Seattle CollegeState: WA

The revised program curriculum offers up-to-date training through classroom lectures and laboratory experiences. The program is designed so that students may complete a prescribed sequence of training, earn a certificate then enter employment or continue for completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Graduates of this program find career opportunities in trucking, heavy equipment, construction, industrial machinery, marine diesel, and material handling. Supervisory opportunities are available as shop service representatives, service managers, foremen and construction equipment superintendents.

 Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & Maintenance, Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Bates Technical CollegeState: WA

Students prepare for employment in the diesel and heavy equipment industry, diagnosing, repairing, and rebuilding components of diesel-powered vehicles in an on-campus shop setting. Local industry training partnerships provide practical experience that enhances student instruction. Graduates may find employment as technicians in diesel and heavy duty apprenticeships, working with on/off highway trucks, construction equipment, hydraulics, material handling equipment, agricultural equipment, marine, and utilities.

 Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician

Career Cluster: Highway-Road Construction & Maintenance, Manufacture & Maintenance, Operators, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyState: WA

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program graduates enjoy enjoy an elite status among industries requiring their skill.

The demand is high for competent and skilled technicians in the transportation industry, and numerous employment opportunities await the students who successfully complete any of eleven certificate or degree programs offered through LWTech’s Transportation and Logistics program. Students receive the highest caliber of training and instruction in an environment that provides a unique opportunity to learn state of the art skills.

 Diesel Case New Holland

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Lake Area Technical InstituteState: SD

In cooperation with Case New Holland, LATI offers a two year “Forging the Future” program. As a student, you can expect to get extreme hands-on training in diesel engines, transmissions, drive lines, differentials, hydraulic systems, electrical and electronic systems, test procedures, small engine repair, mechanically and electronically controlled fuel systems, diagnostics, HVAC, welding and more!

 Diesel Drive Train/Brakes/Suspension/Steering/Electrical Electronic Systems

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bellingham Technical CollegeState: WA

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician.

You will learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies.

 Diesel Heavy Duty Drive Train Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Eastern Idaho Technical CollegeState: ID

 Diesel Heavy Duty Electrical System Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Eastern Idaho Technical CollegeState: ID

 Diesel Hydraulics Preventative Maintenance and Electrical/Electronic Systems

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Bellingham Technical CollegeState: WA

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician.

You will learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies.

 Diesel Mechanics

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Community CollegeState: HI

This program prepares the student for employment as a skilled tradesperson who troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs various types of diesel engines, trucks, tractors, boats, and other heavy equipment.

 Diesel Mechanics Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: University of Hawaii Honolulu Community CollegeState: HI

The program is designed to provide students with knowledge of heavy duty truck engines and chassis components and to develop student proficiency in the repair and maintenance of heavy duty truck equipment.

 Diesel Power Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Skagit Valley CollegeState: WA

Options in the Diesel Power Technology program combine classroom theory with real experience. You will work in a large modern shop, equipped with the latest computer and electronic components.

 Diesel Power Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Casper CollegeState: WY

This is an accelerated program and requires the students to be up to speed on basic mechanical skills. If there is a lack of mechanical background, it is strongly suggested you follow the 2-year AAS degree path, which allows the student to learn basic mechanical skills along with gaining a sound academic background before moving into the full-time diesel program.

 Diesel Service Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Portland Community CollegeState: OR

PCC’s Diesel Service Technology program provides you with the fundamental skills you need to excel in the field of diesel engines and diesel subsystems. Program training is broad enough to give you a background in different disciplines of the diesel service industry. In addition, the program offers several industry-upgrade courses.

 Diesel Specialist

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Rogue Community CollegeState: OR

The Diesel Specialist four-term certificate program is designed for students seeking an entry-level career in today’s diesel repair industry. The program builds rapidly from fundamentals and theory into diagnosis and repair of today’s modern equipment based upon Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and industrial standards.

 Diesel Technician

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: CertificateInstitution: Clark CollegeState: WA

The diesel mechanic must be able to work on a great variety of sizes and models of engines and drive train components and will need an understanding of the systems to properly diagnose problems. Clark’s Diesel Technology Program has kept pace with industry changes through new and improved training in basic electronics and electrical systems.

 Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Diploma, Associates DegreeInstitution: Central Community CollegeState: NE

The Diesel Technology program at Central Community College-Hastings provides the training needed to begin a high-paying career as a diesel technician.

Our students develop professional skills through hands-on work on all systems of diesel construction equipment, farm tractors and trucks, including air conditioning, computerized fuel systems, diesel engines, electrical systems, hydraulics and power trains. 

 Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Missoula CollegeState: MT

The mission of the Diesel Technology Program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled and competent diesel technicians and to be responsive to emerging workforce needs. 

Students in the Diesel Technology program train to be diesel mechanics that repair diesel-powered trucks and heavy equipment. Students study hydraulics, electrical systems, fuel systems, power trains, air conditioning, brakes and suspension, engine theory, and engine diagnosis, beginning with basic principles and proceeding to an advanced level of system technology. Along with these core courses, students take classes in welding, machining, computers, communications, and math.  Credit for independent study is available to those desiring additional instruction in diesel mechanics.  Students who complete the program successfully are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.

 Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Bellingham Technical CollegeState: WA

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician.

You will learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies.

 Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: College of Southern IdahoState: ID

Using the most current technology available our Diesel Technology program delivers training that prepares students for employment. By learning different disciplines to better associate with the diesel industry. Graduates are thus “more employable” over a large spectrum of related fields. The CSI Diesel Technical Program is currently sponsored by Freightliner for student curriculum, equipment and job placement.

 Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates DegreeInstitution: Greys Harbor CollegeState: WA

The Diesel Technology program at Grays Harbor College prepares students for a career working as a diesel-powered equipment mechanic on trucks, construction equipment, buses, farm equipment, and some marine engines. Students learn preventive maintenance as well as diesel overhaul and installation procedures. They receive practical work experience by working on vehicles and equipment. Training is geared to provide the basic skills, knowledge, and professional attitude required to eventually become a journey-level diesel mechanic.

 Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Associates Degree, Minor Program, Bachelors DegreeInstitution: Montana State University - NorthernState: MT

Montana State University-Northern is recognized as a leading diesel mechanic college by industry leaders. The curriculum focuses on relevant and valuable content and competencies.

 Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Walla Walla Community CollegeState: WA

Diesel Technology provides a hands-on, work-based training experience and the classroom curriculum required for careers in diagnosing and repairing heavy-duty trucks, heavy equipment, medium-duty vehicles, agricultural equipment, logging equipment, forklifts, and mining equipment. Diesel Technology integrates the many components necessary to prepare students with the technical knowledge and mechanical skills required to service, repair, and test various types of machinery. An extensive curriculum prepares students to apply knowledge and skills to a wide range of diesel powered equipment applications. Diesel Technology curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

 Diesel Technology

Career Cluster: Manufacture & Maintenance, Vehicle & Equipment DesignProgram Level: Certificate, Associates DegreeInstitution: Lane Community CollegeState: OR

The Diesel Technology program is AED certified and feature a state-of-the-art laboratory designed to prepare graduates to work on highway trucks, construction equipment, forklifts, boats, recreation vehicles, trains and agriculture equipment. It will prepare you to work as a diesel technician in service and repair of diesel engines, hydraulic systems, braking systems, electrical systems, drivetrains and air conditioning systems.

Some excellent employment opportunities include heavy equipment dealers and fleets, on and off highway truck dealers and fleets, independent repair shops, public transportation, school districts and government agencies.