Autonomous Vehicle Technician - Riverland

Autonomous Vehicle Technician

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Riverland Community College Automotive Service Technician program will provide graduating students with the foundational skills expected of an entry-level technician poised to start servicing these vehicles, and the advanced skills required of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and AV (Autonomous Vehicles). The program will also meet the needs of on-the-job education for the region's working technicians.

Program requires instructor permission or enrollment within Automotive Service Technology  diploma program.


What is an Autonomous Vehicle? 

An Autonomous Vehicle, also known as a self-driving car, is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. This means that an autonomous vehicle can drive itself without the need for a human driver to steer, accelerate, or brake.

Autonomous vehicles use a combination of sensors, cameras, and software to perceive their surroundings and make decisions about how to navigate. These sensors include lidar, radar, and cameras, which provide information about the vehicle's surroundings and help it detect obstacles, traffic signs, and pedestrians.

Autonomous vehicles can operate in a variety of environments, including highways, urban streets, and off-road areas. They can also communicate with other vehicles on the road and with traffic management systems to optimize traffic flow and safety.

The development of autonomous vehicles has the potential to revolutionize transportation by reducing accidents, increasing mobility for people with disabilities, and improving traffic flow.

What are the benefits of this certificate? 

An Autonomous Vehicle Technician certificate can provide several benefits, including:

  1. Job opportunities: With the rise of autonomous vehicles, there is a growing demand for skilled technicians who can install, maintain, and repair autonomous vehicle systems. This certificate can make you more competitive in the job market and increase your chances of finding employment in the field.

  2. Higher earning potential: As an Autonomous Vehicle Technician, you may be able to earn a higher salary than technicians who do not have this certificate, as it demonstrates a specialized knowledge and skill set.

  3. Career advancement: Having an Autonomous Vehicle Technician certificate can help you move up the career ladder in the automotive industry. You may be able to advance to positions such as lead technician, service manager, or even start your own business.

  4. Personal satisfaction: If you are passionate about new technology and innovation, working with autonomous vehicles can be a rewarding career path. The certificate can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work with cutting-edge technology and contribute to the development of the field.

Overall, obtaining an Autonomous Vehicle Technician certificate can provide you with valuable skills and knowledge, as well as open up new career opportunities in the rapidly growing field of autonomous vehicles.

Industry Partners

An industry partner is a company, organization, or business that collaborates with Riverland to provide valuable support, resources, and expertise. This partnership is established to enhance the educational experience and career opportunities for our students.

Dave Syverson’s

Dave Syverson’s

Thermo King

Sanco Thermo King

Elysian Auto

Elysian Auto

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Last Updated: March 8, 2023

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