Automotive Program

  • Welcome
  • Student Experience
  • Salaries and Careers
  • Curricula
  • Contact Us

Automotive - Welcome

Thank you so very much for your interest in Eastern Arizona College’s Automotive Programs. I would like to show you around the College’s facilities and discuss the automotive program with you. As you know, the automotive industry is exploding with a need for capable individuals to service and repair the newer computerized vehicle systems and EAC’s Automotive Programs can assist you in meeting your future training needs.

I encourage you to view the automotive program information and links provided, and fill out the admission application and scholarship application online. The scholarship app is due in March, and many Industrial Technology Education departmental scholarships are available. So, “at least” apply for (any automotive or ITE) scholarship funds and commit to becoming a future automotive industry leader.

- Brian Coppola, Automotive Technology Instructor

Automotive - Student Experience

The Right Tools for the Job

“I started out as an apprentice in a small shop and have worked my way up to Service Manager for a Nissan dealership. The time I spent at Eastern Arizona College was the most valuable experience of my whole journey. The AST program at the college was very complete – it was fully hands-on with real vehicles and real repairs. I couldn’t recommend this program more and insist all the mechanics I hire attend the EAC Automotive Service Technician program.”

Jo Stevenson
Journeyman Service Technician
Sun Country Nissan

Automotive - Salaries and Careers

Rev Your Career

Today's automotive careers have moved beyond the former "hot rodder" mentality into an industry requiring highly skilled technicians, where on-board computers control every aspect of the vehicle, from anti-lock brakes and fuel injection to GPS and SRS systems.

Career Areas:

  • Service Manager
  • Master Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Collision Repair
  • Parts Specialist

Pay and demand for skilled techs is high, meaning excellent job security, options for career advancement, and job benefits. In Arizona, a seasoned technician can earn:

$50 to 100,000

Salaries continue to increase with training and experience. Service centers are clean, air-conditioned, safe, and use state-of-the-art equipment. Automotive work is challenging and varies day to day.

Automotive - Curricula

Automotive Service Consultant (Cert)
The Automotive Service Consultant certificate program develops skills necessary for entry into the automotive service consultant/advisor career area. The program is designed to provide in one year much of the basic automotive skills training needed to be productive and efficient in an automotive service consultant/advisor position. Additionally, the certificate program provides salesmanship and customer communication training necessary for this career area.
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Automotive Technology (AAS)
EAC supports ASE certification of technicians The Automotive Service Technology degree provides an opportunity for all students to develop and upgrade skills needed to be productive and successful upon entry into several automotive service and repair occupations. Additionally, this program develops the career skills necessary for an individual to move into sales, business management, or supervisory positions. The Automotive Service Technology program is recognized for its high level of achievement by meeting local and national industry standards. The degree course work will help prepare students for ASE certification tests.
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Auto Technician (Cert)
The Automotive Technician certificate program is designed to provide in one year much of the basic automotive skills training needed to be productive in an automotive service facility. Additionally, this certificate will help prepare the student for ASE certification tests.
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Take a Look Under the Hood

Automotive - Contact Us

Starting it Up

Call or email us to find out more about the Art program at EAC. We’re happy to answer your questions!


Brian Coppola
Automotive Technology Department
(928) 428-8435


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