TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology:
Sweetwater: 325.235.7300
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voice: 325.235.7327
Email: Si Acuna
   Mailing Address:
Automotive Technology
TSTC Sweetwater
300 Homer K Taylor Dr
Sweetwater, TX 79556
The Automotive Technology program is offered in Sweetwater
   Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Is your idea of fun working on cars or engines or perhaps just fixing things? Check out the Automotive Technology Program at TSTC West Texas where you'll learn all about automotive systems and how to repair and maintain them -- you learn the right way, the safe way, to work on cars and how to make it your career. The Automotive Technology Program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and that means that employers know that TSTC West Texas graduates have been trained to the highest standards in automotive repair and maintenance.

At TSTC West Texas, you'll train in a new state-of-the art-equipped facility with drive-in labs, eight lifts, the latest alignment equipment, a dynamometer to simulate road conditions, the latest computerized diagnostic equipment, and safety facilities. Our instructors have worked in the automotive industry and they stay up-to-date with changes in industry technology. You won't miss out on computer training either. Automotive technology integrates computerized systems with mechanical systems so you'll learn both. You'll learn how to troubleshoot problems and design and implement solutions. Your training will be hands-on with lots of opportunity for practice in repairing automotive systems.

Depending on whether you pursue a certificate or an associate's degree, you'll take courses like:

  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Repair
  • Brake Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Drive Train and Axles
  • Engine Performance Analysis
  • Suspension and Steering


When you graduate, you can choose among careers such as:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Small Engine Mechanic


Demand for automotive technicians is exceptionally high and employment is expected to increase, partially because of the number of technicians who are retiring and must be replaced. Employers in this growing field include:

  • Automotive Dealerships
  • Parts stores
  • Fleet Accounts
  • Independent Shops
  • Other businesses needing mechanical technicians


Sound interesting? Talk to the service managers at your local auto dealership-- they'll tell you how much you're needed in this career field. Talk to us and we'll help you get started in achieving your career goals.