Dunwoody Automotive Service Technology

Dunwoody Automotive Service Technology prepares you to work at leading dealerships and independent repair shops. Train on industry-standard equipment, learn how to diagnosis and repair vehicles, and grow your professional network through internship opportunities.

Daily projects and lab time will include work on a variety of vehicles and static displays—including both late model imports and domestics. Many of these cars were donated new directly from the manufacturers themselves, which illustrates Dunwoody’s strong partnership with industry.

Use of all of Dunwoody lab tools and materials is available to you at no extra cost. And instruction comes from ASE-certified instructors, which means you will be learning from professionals who have worked in—and have been certified by—the automotive industry.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared for ASE certification tests in eight skill categories, ensuring you can do your job—and do it well—on day one.

Dunwoody’s Automotive Service training was one of the first programs offered when Dunwoody College was established in 1914. This demonstrates the program’s long heritage and experience in Automotive Education.

The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation has accredited Dunwoody’s Automotive Service Technology program in Master Automobile Service Technology—the highest level of achievement recognized by the ASE Education Foundation.

To learn more, contact Robert Larkin at rlarkin@dunwoody.edu or 612.381.3316.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership.

Manufacturer Specific Add-On Credentials

Students who enroll in the Automotive Service Technology program also have the option of adding on a manufacturer-specific credential. Students complete online training modules on their own time. Access to the training modules is available 24/7 at no additional cost to the student. Options include:

Class topics include:

  • Brakes, Steering & Suspensions
  • Electrical & Electronic Principles
  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Accessories, Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance
  • Drivetrain

View Program Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Automotive Service Technology

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Bobby & Steve’s Auto World
  • Carousel Motor Group
  • Honest-1
  • Luther Automotive Group
  • Superior Service Center
  • Walser Automotive Group

For additional information on automotive career paths and current job openings, visit http://carcareers.org/.

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Dunwoody Motorsports Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA
  • Student Government Association (SGA)

Learn more.

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • General Service Technician
  • Light Duty Technician
  • Master Technician


Automotive Service Lab

A full-service automotive lab, including service desk, and more than 30 service bays

  • Vehicles from multiple manufacturers, types include Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), diesel, and hybrid electric vehicles
  • All DATA and Identifix automotive service information resources
  • Automotive scan tools and other diagnostic tools
  • Alignment system; practice units for engines, transmissions, transfer cases, etc.
  • An abundance of tools used in automotive service and repair
  • Honda PACT, MoparCAP (MCAP), and Toyota TTEN programs utilize original equipment manufacturer (OEM) service information, vehicles, tools, and equipment