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Automotive Service Technology

Why Study Automotive at Riverland?

1. Cutting-Edge Partnership with Austin Ford Chrysler and Ford Automotive: Riverland proudly collaborates with Austin Ford Chrysler and Ford Automotive for the New Ford Tech | ACE program. This partnership offers our Automotive Technology students access to certified Ford/Lincoln factory-level training, industry certifications, and comprehensive instruction on newer vehicle systems and equipment. As the second institution in Minnesota to receive this program, we are committed to providing our students with unparalleled opportunities and enhancing their future employability.

2. Hands-On Experience with the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Explore the latest advancements in automotive technology with the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E, an all-wheel-drive fully electric vehicle. Riverland's students have the unique opportunity to experience and learn from this cutting-edge vehicle as part of their program.

3. Comprehensive Curriculum: Our Automotive Program covers a wide range of topics essential for aspiring automotive service technicians. From automotive fundamentals to advanced engine diagnosis, our curriculum ensures that students receive the training and certification necessary to become ASE-master-certified automotive service technicians.

4. Tools and Uniforms Provided: We supply tools and uniforms at no cost to students upon enrollment in the Automotive Program, allowing you to dive into your studies without worrying about additional expenses. Once you're certain about your career path, you can invest in your own equipment.

5. National Science Foundation Grant: Riverland's Automotive Program is the recipient of a significant National Science Foundation grant under their Advanced Technical Education program. This grant is utilized to further enhance the educational experience of enrolled students.

What Will I Study?

  • Automotive Fundamentals
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Brake Systems
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Automotive Welding
  • Engine Diagnosis
  • Engine Theory and Repair
  • Fuel Systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning

Industry Partnerships: We collaborate with industry partners such as Dave Syverson’s, Thermo King, and Elysian Auto to provide valuable support, resources, and expertise, enhancing the educational experience and career opportunities for our students.

Career Outlook:

  • High Demand: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics are in very high demand.
  • Growth Opportunities: There will be a need for approximately 4,020 new Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics between 2014-2024 due to replacement and growth in the industry.
  • Diverse Employment Opportunities: Automotive professionals often find employment in motor vehicle and parts dealers, repair and maintenance shops, gasoline stations, and more.

Program Accreditation: Our program is ASE Education Accredited and maintains strong ties with industry professionals through our advisory committee.

Scholarships: Explore scholarships like the Automotive Service Technology Scholarship and the Doherty Staffing Solutions Endowed Scholarship to support your education.

Embark on a rewarding career in automotive technology with Riverland's Automotive Program. Gain the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to excel in this dynamic industry. Fill out the contact information form today and drive your future forward!



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  • 69 Credits | Four Semesters
  • Location: Albert Lea, Online Course(s)
  • Offering: Fall, Spring

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