Automotive Technology Department

Why choose NPC?

If you enjoy working on engines, your interest and mechanical skills coupled with NPC automotive training can open the door to your career in this stable industry. NPC has recently expanded and upgraded its Automotive Technology program including a large, new state-of-the-art “classroom” facility in Show Low. You will find one-on-one instructor guidance and hands-on live training with actual vehicles as well as self-guided computer coursework. Program instruction is based on the industry competency requirements of two national agencies:

All repairs and tasks follow ASE guidelines that prepare students for national ASE certification in eight areas of repair. Courses are geared to both those who want a career in the automotive repair industry AND those who already work in the field and want to upgrade specific skills. 

You will leave the NPC Automotive Technology program-trained and ready for employment!

Specific Courses

For specific courses needed to complete these degrees/ certificates speak with an NPC academic adviser or see the current NPC catalog.

"The NPC auto program is good, fun and modern, combining hands-on training with computer exercises!"

-- Faith Towles, NPC auto tech student aiming for a local job in auto repair where she can continue her education.

Why Study Automotive Technology?

Cars are getting more sophisticated and today's auto dealerships and repair facilities want trained workers who can adapt to new technologies and repair techniques. Individuals without formal training and national certification face stiff competition for entry-level employment.

Career Opportunities

There will be steady employment in the auto services industry due to the need for maintenance and repairs as car owners keep vehicles longer than in the past. Added to this is the need to replace retiring mechanics, rapidly changing hybrid-fuel technologies as well as mandates for improved vehicle performance. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual salary for certified mechanics is $38,200 (North Arizona nonmetropolitan area) with higher pay for specialized service technicians working for auto dealerships. (May 2012, SOC 49.3023)

Degree/Certificate Options

In addition to preparing students for national ASE exams, NPC offers three levels of educational certification as proof to employers of your skill and commitment in your chosen career field.

Contact Us

NPC Automotive Training Center
1400 N. Lumbermens Loop
Show Low, AZ 85901

928-532-5377
Fax: 
928-536-6228

Completion/Cost Data

2012-13