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Automotive Engineering Technology
Automotive engineering technologists are involved in the design, development, testing, application, modification, and maintenance of a wide range of vehicles or components used in vehicle systems. Those with degrees follow careers in many different functions including research, technical service, sales, manufacturing, or operations.  While certainly passenger cars are a primary area of focus, automotive engineering technologists may work on safety issues, fuels or lubricants, agricultural equipment, recreational vehicles, or off-road equipment and trucks.

Preparation
Those interested in a career in automotive engineering technology should consider reviewing engineering technology programs that are accredited by ABET, Inc. However, there are many ET programs not yet accredited by ABET, so check with your local community college or university for more information. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Students take courses such as combustion engine theory, automotive electrical principles, applied mechanics, automatic transmissions, and engineering measurements. The following is a current list of all universities offering accredited degree programs in automotive engineering technology
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