Hart Career Center
Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology is a 2 year program designed to teach students the basics of automotive repair. After the program is completed, most students should be qualified for an entry level position at an automotive repair facility. In this class we focus on auto and light truck repair.

Students enrolled in Automotive Technology will have a opportunity to become ASE certified, OSHA certified, and some Ford Motor Company training.

Automotive Technology students participate in SkillsUSA.


Instructor Eric Paden is a graduate of Mexico High School class of 2000 and attended 2 years of automotive at HCC. After graduation he attended Universal Technical Institute, then spent 23 years in the automotive industry before returning to teach in 2023.