Auto technician

Program Summary

The Hill College Snap-on Automotive Technology Program at the Cleburne Technical Center is the most technologically advanced auto training center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the only one of its kind in Texas!

Students are trained to deliver the most advanced diagnostic skills needed to service the complex vehicles of today. Students will be fully prepared upon graduation to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam. 

The Snap-on Building houses state-of-the-art equipment and tools, a two-story service lab area with 10 car stalls for practical automotive teaching, theoretical and instructional classrooms, training and conference rooms as well as faculty and staff offices. 

Students will receive the best education possible with state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology and highly trained, specialized faculty. 

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Basic Automotive Repair
Certificate of Completion
16 credit hours

Automotive Repair Technology
Certificate of Completion
32 credit hours

Advanced Automotive Repair
Certificate of Technology
46 credit hours

Automotive Technology
Associate of Applied Science
60 credit hours

Automotive Technology Education Plan

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

Implement safety techniques by wearing appropriate safety gear, using equipment properly, and maintaining a clean work environment.

Practice effective interpersonal skills with co-workers and customers, including communicating clearly and working collaboratively.

Conduct oneself with a high degree of professionalism and accountability.

Evaluate, diagnose and repair various automotive systems using appropriate tools and NATEF guidelines.

Access service information using a variety of media.

Use and stay abreast of technology relevant to being an automotive technician.




Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.
Jerry Hampton
Program Coordinator
206 N. Wilhite
Cleburne, TX 76033

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