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Automotive Technician

Why Choose the Automotive Technician Program?

It’s a good time to be an automotive student! With the ever-changing technology, cars are growing faster, safer and more fuel-efficient. Semi-autonomous vehicles are already on the road, and fully autonomous vehicles are not far off. Our Automotive Technician program immerses students in hands-on learning that includes the newest technology so they are prepared for a career after graduation.

The 85,000 square-foot automotive facility features state-of-the-industry paint rooms, computer labs, classrooms and glassed-in shop areas. The CPTC Automotive programs have won numerous national awards. We are an ASE/NATEF Master Certified training program that started one of the first Hybrid, Electric and Alternate Fuels programs in the U.S.

If you have a passion for cars and using knowledge and hands-on skills to make them work better than ever before, this might be the program for you.

Potential Careers

Auto Service Technician/Mechanic

Auto Service Technician/Mechanic Career & Wage Details

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

Career Pathway

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Meet Your Instructors

Dave Brown

Dave Brown headshot

Dave has degrees from Denver Automotive and Diesel College, Renton Technical College and Clover Park Technical College. He's been a professional automotive technician for more than 15 years and is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician. He's been teaching at CPTC since 2003.

Bldg 3, Rm 802

Gary Covington

Bldg 3, Rm 902

Everick Lander

Bldg 3, Rm 602

Alan Vargo 

Bldg, 3, Room 702
253-589-5528 |

Automotive Technician Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 

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Visit the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.

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