Jun 17, 2019  
2017-18 College Catalog 
2017-18 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Automotive Technology Information

This program equips and prepares the student with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in today’s fast-changing automotive industry. Students are taught to diagnose, correct and repair electrical, fuel, emissions and mechanical problems found in today’s modern automobile.

Department of Transportation Technologies


Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number


Glenn A. Rettig, Dean Industrial & Engineering Technologies 117 (567) 661-7457 glenn_rettig@owens.edu
Tracy A. Campbell, Chair  Transportation Technologies 133 (567) 661-7136 tracy_campbell@owens.edu


Certified by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  For more information regarding certification standards contact the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, NA 20175, phone 703-669-6125, web address: www.natef.org.

The instruction, course of study, facilities and equipment of this institution have been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and meet the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence standards of quality for the training of automobile technicians in the following areas: Brakes, Electrical/ Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Suspension & Steering, Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Engine Repair, Heating & Air Conditioning, and Manual Drive Train & Axles.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student will be able to:

  • Diagnose and repair engines.

  • Diagnose and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles.

  • Diagnose and repair manual drive train and axles.

  • Diagnose and repair suspension and steering systems.

  • Diagnose and repair brake systems.

  • Diagnose and repair electrical/electronic systems.

  • Diagnose and repair heating and air conditioning systems.

  • Diagnose engine performance and repair related systems.

Career Interests

Graduates are prepared for jobs in operation, maintenance, service, testing, diagnosis and development.