Automotive Service Technology Program
What we do
Automotive Service Technology Program at Yakima Valley College mission is to provide training to -
Prepare students for employment in the dynamic high-tech automotive repair industry.
Technological advances in today's automobiles require a highly skilled automotive repair technician. The YVC AST program offers training in all nine NATEF areas of automotive repair.
Get your degree
The Program requires two years to complete (six quarters). Enrollment is open to those who qualify at the beginning of fall, winter, and spring quarters of each academic year.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Automotive Service Technology is awarded upon the successful completion of the program. Career opportunities in the automotive repair industry are better than ever.
We are Nationally Certified
The Yakima Valley College Automotive Service Technology program has been evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is certified as a National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) Master Training Program. In addition, all instructors are ASE certified in the area in which they teach.
Modular Hands-on Learning
curriculum is structured to help all students reach their potential. Classes teach each component and system in easy to understand modules. Each module has a lecture and lab component that help students understand all phases of the system. Theory, operation and design are taught in lecture as well as practical troubleshooting. Students then move on to the lab for practical hands-on experience in troubleshooting and repairs.
For further information:
Please call Murray Ruggles, AST Program Coordinator
509.574.6869 or email
Stop by and see our excellent facilities at 1107 So 13 Ave. Yakima. Located in the West end of the Technology Building.