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Automotive Technology

Auto picColumbus State's Automotive Technology programs prepare students for entry-level positions as Service Technicians or  Service Advisors.  Through classroom and hands-on experiences, the curriculum prepares graduates for a wide variety of job opportunities in new car dealerships, independent repair shops, and fleet repair facilities.  Courses are designed to help students prepare for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification examinations.

Classes are designed for beginners or those with some experience. Students may earn an associate's degree, complete a number of certificates, or take individual courses to meet their educational and career goals.

You may be like many of our students -- you know that you want to be in Automotive, but you are not sure what major or program is right for you. We suggest that you start by joining the Auto Tech Associate Degree Program. See Getting Started for more detailed information.

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  • NATEF ACCREDITATION - Our programs and instructors are evaluated against industry standards of quality every five years by external evaluators from NATEF (the educational branch of ASE).
  • CURRICULUM - Our plans of study are based on NATEF task lists for ASE Certification in all eight ASE areas: A1-A8.
  • EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS - Our instructors are Master ASE Certified and bring to the classroom many years of industry and classroom experience. Many have official factory training and certifications as well.
  • LOCAL CONNECTIONS - Faculty and Staff are well-connected to many of the automotive dealerships and independent repair facilities in the greater Columbus area which provide employment opportunities.
  • SMALL CLASS SIZE - Our average class size is between 12 and 18 students.  This allows for small groups and greater interaction with the instructor.
  • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE - We offer classes mornings, afternoons, and evenings to meet the needs of full-time or part-time students.  We offer our classes in 8-week terms increasing opportunity, ease, and convenience for students, especially those who work.
  • AFFORDABLE - Because we are a state-funded community college, our tuition and fees are very low.  Compare college costs at and
  • TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES - Your education doesn't have to end with a 2-year associate's degree.  CSCC has transfer agreements with a number of universities including OSU, OU, Franklin, and more.  For more information, see


Auto Technology Department

Delaware Hall 259
550 E. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 287-5350



Auto Technology Lab

Main Campus - Delaware Hall
(next to the gymnasium)
(614) 287-5469