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.