Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Automotive Technology Workshop
Program Details
Associate of Applied Science
Academic Division: 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Keep vehicles on the road. Virginia Peninsula’s Automotive Technology program offers an associate degree curriculum that introduces the basics of vehicle repair and covers new trends in automotive technology, including advances in hybrid technology and alternative fuel systems.

Turn this program into a perfect fit for your schedule with day, evening and Saturday courses held in a hands-on garage at Virginia Peninsula’s Hampton campus. All textbooks are approved by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).


There’s a huge demand for skilled labor in this field, so many Virginia Peninsula students find employment and are working in the field before completing the Automotive Technology program. The curriculum will prepare you for ASE certification, which is held by more than 330,000 automotive professionals nationwide. ASE certification will increase your credibility in the automotive technology industry. Positions include:

  • automotive body and related repairers
  • automotive glass installers and repairers
  • automotive service technicians and mechanics
  • electrical and electronics installers
  • repairers of transportation equipment
  • electronic equipment installers and repairers of motor vehicles

"The [Associate of Applied Science] degree program in automotive technology is an awesome change from your typical desk job. It gives students a hands-on approach to automotive repair and service by Master Certified ASE technicians. Their detailed teaching gives students the skills and knowledge to move straight from the classroom to employer."

Joshua Goodman

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