A unique part of Southern's auto program is that students receive hands-on laboratory experience in our full-service auto shop that repairs cars for the community. In addition, during the last semester of the program, students spend eight to 10 hours a week working in a local shop as a practicum. Students learn what makes automobiles and their systems work, how and why they fail, and how to use tools and equipment to diagnose and repair the defects quickly and effectively.
All of our students have the opportunity to take ASE tests to become ASE Certified an industry-wide certification of excellence.
Southern's Automotive Technology program was recently ranked in the top five as one of the Top Automotive Technology programs in the country by The Best Schools.