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Automotive Service Technology

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Trinidad State College possesses two campuses that offer Automotive Technology located in southern Colorado, one in Trinidad and its sister campus in Alamosa. Our programs offer the curriculum, mechanical and technological base to enable an effective career in the automotive industry. Our automotive courses begin a new semester every August and January with no pre-requisites required on entry level courses. TSC has impeccable instructors to facilitate student learning with low tuition and a 2-year program. From this foundation our students will be moving forward to a successful career in a short amount of time. 

Snap-On Tools allow students to participate in student excellence programs and receive significant student discounts for hand tools and diagnostic equipment. We also have relationships with other automotive tool representatives/dealers.

What will I Learn?
When you graduate from the program, you will be prepared to become an entry-level technician with skill sets in general maintenance, diagnostic and repair skills for numerous automotive systems, including electrical, engine, transmission, suspension, brake, ignition, charging and heating/air conditioning systems. Students and graduates are also eligible to become ASE certified. We also offer courses for high school students through the concurrent enrollment program at TSC.

  • Trinidad Campus & Valley Campus
  • Degree/Certifications:
    • AAS - Automotive Service Technology
    • Certificate - Automatic Transmission
    • Certificate - Automotive Electrical
    • Certificate - Automotive Service Technology
    • Certificate - Brakes
    • Certificate - Engine Performance
    • Certificate - Engine Repair
    • Certificate - HVAC
    • Certificate - Manual Transmission
    • Certificate - Suspension and Steering

Trinidad State Instructors have compiled years of experience in automotive technology and instruction techniques.

James Brunelli

Faculty, Trinidad Campus
Banta 101
(719) 846-5596

Tanner Kingery

Faculty, Valley Campus
VC 104
(719) 589-7065