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What kind of training and education do I need to become an Automotive Engineering Technician?

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Alex’s Answer

Della, there are many local schools that will get you started. There are technical institutes (UTI as an example) and community colleges that can get you started. I'll share that I recently learned that Porsche is offering a program called PTAP that's an apprenticeship program that could also get you going. Another suggestion is to figure out what you'd like to work on. There are many specialized areas. In my past, we had dedicated transmission folks and diesel folks that earned more because of their specialization as an example. Best of luck in your journey!
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Pamela’s Answer

Hi Della, basic career requirements to become an Automotive Engineering Technician include - an Associate's degree in automotive engineering technology (these can be found at local Community Colleges) if you aren't already, begin working in the field, it's important to gain as much job experience through entry-level positions as possible like prepping model charges, coordination duties, reading specs and blueprints and installation or modification dues. It looks as though you are from California (this is a major job market for engineers by the way), California Institute of Technology is a private, not-for-profit college that has several fields that might interest you. Look for scholarships and financial aid that might be available to you and help you obtain the degree you need to get the job in this specialized field. Check out educatingengineers.com/states/california/ or Educatingengineers.com, there is a lot of good information at this site.

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Nick’s Answer

What you're looking for are programs that result in you earning an ASE Master Technician certificate. They're typically offered by a number of different places, such as community colleges or technical institutes. What you're looking for is programs with names like "Automotive Technology Training" or "Automotive Specialist Training", but the most important thing is to make sure that the program gives you the opportunity to earn an ASE Master certificate (Automotive Service Excellence Master Technician).

Some example programs I found in the San Jose area:
Chabot College - Automotive Technology - https://www.chabotcollege.edu/academics/applied-technology-business/automotive-technology/
Silicon Valley Career Technical Education - Automotive Services - https://www.metroed.net/Page/111
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