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Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
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Julia Humphrey - 325.734.3612
Abilene Campus

Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
Breckenridge Campus

Charlotte Tongate - 325. 641. 3901
Brownwood Campus

Jennifer Rosas - 325.235.7338
Sweetwater Campus

(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
 
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What the Future Holds

Technological advances in the auto world spell out new prospects for repair technicians, especially those with certifications or specializations. That means thousands of job openings with potential for promotion from the training you’ll receive at TSTC West Texas.

Automobile dealerships and independent automotive repair facilities create the most job opportunities. New jobs will appear in small retail operations offering oil changes, brake repair, air-conditioning service and other minor repairs that take less than four hours to complete. There is definitely high demand for technicians in the automotive industry, and the need for technicians will increase with the number of vehicles on the road. Growth in the driving-age population and multi-car families will also increase the need for more technicians.

  • Texas is No. 2 in the entire nation with the highest employment level in this occupation.
  • Hourly wages: $18.36
  • Average annual salary: $38,200

What you’ll do!

The days of simple repairs for automotive service technicians are all but over. Now, thanks to advanced equipment, their jobs have moved from mechanical repairs to high-level, technology-related work. Most vehicles are now run by integrated electronic systems and computers, which means auto technicians need to know these systems inside and out.

As an auto technician, you’ll give basic care maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations, and put your problem-solving skills to good use by diagnosing more complex problems. At TSTC West Texas you can learn to use computerized shop equipment with electronic components, as well as traditional hand tools.

 

Companies that Employ Our Graduates

  • Stanley Ford
  • Brown Chevrolet
  • Toyota
  • Lithia- All American
  • Ram County Ch/Jeep/Dodge
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pollard Chevy
  • Service King
  • Cecil Motors
  • Chevron Inc.
  • Mack

By the Numbers  AUT Industry

 

49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics
Annual Average of Job Openings TX 1760
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 17.2%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $17.98
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $14.81
49-3053 Power Equipment & Small Engine Mechanics
Annual Average of Job Openings TX 55
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX                  11.5%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $15.02
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $16.15
49-3023.02 Automotive Specialty Technicians
Annual Average of Job Openings TX                1760
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 12.6%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $17.98
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $15.44


SOURCES: WantedAnalytics, WorkInTexas.com, BLS.gov, and O*NET Online, MSN Careerbuilder and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Salaries are dependent on location and demand











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