Automotive & Engine Technology

Burlington County Institute of Technology automotive students working on a Jeep

In today’s high-tech world, a career in the automotive industry means working with computers as much as with wrenches for diagnosis and repairs.

County vocational-technical schools offer industry-driven, hands-on training to repair and maintain the mechanical and electronic systems on board today’s vehicles.

Here are some of the career pathways in this industry:

  • Aviation engineer
  • Auto body repair technician
  • Automotive technician
  • Industrial machinery mechanic
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Motorcycle and small engine technician
    • Aviation technician
    • Automotive engineer
    • Diesel mechanic
    • Marine mechanic
    • Master mechanic
      A Burlington County Institute of Technology automotive collision student using virtual technology to plan his project
      Passaic County Technical Institute automotive students learning how to repair a tire
      A Somerset County Vocational & Technical School automotive student welding

      For students and parents:

      To see the automotive and engine technology programs offered by the county vocational-technical school in your county, find your school.


      For adult students:

      To look for specific automotive and engine technology programs at county vocational-technical schools near you, use the adult “Find A Program” tool.


      For more information on careers in automotive technology:

      Check out videos on various career pathways in automotive and engine technology under “Transportation, Distribution and Logistics” at NJCareerConnections.

      NJ county vocational-technical school automotive programs are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation’s Industry Education Alliance.