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Automotive Technology

Experience is the best teacher.

When you learn to repair an automobile, you open yourself up to unlimited possibilities. At Butler Community College’s Automotive Technology program, you get individualized attention from ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified instructors. Hands-on training on real automobiles gives you industry-recognized experience. During this nine-month certificate or two-year degree program, you intern at local repair shops and gain real-world experience.

Valuable Industry Partnerships

Our program is hands-on and we work with partners to meet the needs of the industry first hand. Forget simulations: our graduates are well-prepared to diagnose and repair vehicles anywhere in the nation, with a network of connections to help get you there. Butler is partnered with global industry titans like car manufactures and local dealers. Open the door to a world of opportunities. Our local partners include:

  • Eddy’s Volvo

  • Midwest Kia

  • Rusty Eck Ford

  • Scholfield Honda

  • Davis Moore Auto Group

  • Parks Motors

  • Don Hattan Dealerships

Ford Invests in Butler Students

Students in the Automotive Technology program at Butler are connected with our partners, including Rusty Eck Ford and Ford Motor Company. Recently, Ford delivered a Ford Focus for student's use. This is another result of a valuable partnership that started six years ago. The cars are donated as educational lab tools to aid in the training of students in Butler’s program. Other benefits include internships at the Rusty Eck Ford company for Butler students.

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Volvo partnership

Premier car maker Volvo and premier educator Butler have officially collaborated to strengthen the auto mechanic workforce and develop a pipeline of qualified technicians. The agreement was made possible in part by Eddy’s Volvo Cars of Wichita, serving as the sponsoring dealership, and Volvo’s Car University Program designed to embed Volvo system technology into top accredited auto tech programs. Butler is proud to be one of the first collegiate Volvo Training programs in the country. 

Estimated tuition for Automotive Technology = $10,020**

**This includes two years of tuition based on being a Kansas Resident and taking 60 credit hours, estimated fees, and estimated books. Housing and meal plans not included. Fees may vary depending on specific degree path.

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CAREERS IN THIS FIELD

The graph below illustrates local salaries based on a career path related to this degree. Each career path varies as does the necessary training required.* For further information, connect with your program’s lead instructor.

Automotive Engineering Technicians


$22.85 hourly wage
25 annual job openings


244 Automotive Engineering Technicians are currently employed in Kansas.


*Salaries will vary based on degree level obtained and years of experience. The accuracy of EMSI data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed by Butler Community College and is subject to change.