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What can I do with a BS Degree in Automotive Technology?

The Automotive Technology Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is known industry wide for the high quality of its training and graduates. This quality has opened the doors for graduates in the vast automotive and related industries. The following pages outline some of the industry areas, employers, and strategies for employment.


What you can do with a degree in Automotive Technology

Technical / Service / Diagnostics / Quality Careers in Automotive Technology
Technical / Service / Diagnostics / Quality Employers Strategies
  • Technical Assistance
  • Service Procedure Development/Improvement
  • Diagnostic Procedure Development/Improvement
  • Field Diagnostic and Service Support
  • Serviceability of Vehicles and Systems
  • Production and Assembly Quality Control
  • After Sales Reliability/Quality Improvement
  • Diagnostic Equipment Development/Support
  • Service Tool Development/Support
  • Customer Technical Support
  • Technician
  • Automotive Manufacturers
  • Med./Hvy. Duty Truck Manufacturers
  • Industrial/Agricultural Manufacturers
  • Engine Manufacturers
  • Automotive Component/Systems Suppliers
  • Automotive Parts Suppliers
  • Automotive Equipment Suppliers
  • Automotive Services Suppliers
  • Motor Carriers
  • Railroads
  • Service Contract Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Retail Service Providers
  • Dealerships
  • Retail Parts Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Leasing/Rental Companies
  • Auto Body/Paint Manufacturers

Achieve ASE Certification, Serve Internships/Externships, Develop Relevant Work Experiences

Take SIU Automotive Support courses in:

  • Advanced level technical
  • Automotive data systems development and diagnostics
  • Automotive business and management
  • Statistics
  • Spreadsheet/Database