Skagit Valley College

Automotive Technology

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Our nationally accredited program will give you the skills and experience you need to get a great job in the automotive career of your choice.

  • Program Options

    Your coursework will include a blend of classroom study and hands-on experience. You will work with materials in a large shop equipped with the latest computer and electronic components. SVC's Automotive Technology program inlcudes pathways into several trade specialty areas.

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Automotive Technology Program will be able to:

    • Develop the skills and knowledge to work safely in the lab/shop environment.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, technical and information skills.
    • Act responsibly as an individual and as a member of a team or group in a workplace environment.
    • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and successfully repair auto­motive, electrical, mechanical, and computer controlled systems.
    • Develop entry-level skills and knowledge for employment in the automotive industry.
    • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to take
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Ron Schaffner
Department Chair

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Larry Hansen
Customer Service/Vehicle Scheduling

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Philanthropy expands Automotive program

Thanks to the support of a generous donor, the training experience for students in SVC's Automotive Technology program has been expanded. The donor's gift of $50,000 provided the opportunity for the department to purchase two new pieces of equipment.

Read more at Skagit Valley Herald

Vehicle Donations

Have a vehicle you no longer use or is in need of repairs? Consider donating it to the SVC Automotive Technology Program! Your donation will help provide students with the opportunity to practice repair skills and get “real world” experience in diagnosing and repair concepts.

For more information, contact Ron Schaffer at or call 360.416.7612.

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AT Program named among Top 20 automotive schools

Congratulations to the Automotive Technology program on being named among the Top 20 automotive schools nationwide.

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