The Pitt State Automotive & Diesel Technology program is well known for developing leaders in the field of Automotive and Diesel Technology. This program not only gives students the technical skills required for a fast changing industry, but the program also works hard to develop graduates who can lead by example. Companies continue to recruit PSU Automotive Technology graduates because they have found that the graduates are well rounded technically and are effective communicators.
The following list of jobs are a few examples:
Depending upon the area of the country, a corporate starting salary can vary between $35,000 to $60,000 a year. Graduates that accept jobs in small rural communities might start at a lower hourly wage, such as $10 to $15 per hour.What type of tools are required for the 4-year Automotive Technology/Diesel & Heavy Equipment program?All the 4-year Automotive Technology classes have the necessary tools provided for each laboratory; therefore, 4-year Automotive Technology students do not bring tools or purchase tools.
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Employers
Alex Brevitz, a May 2013 graduate of thePSU Automotive Technology program, and is aManagement Trainee for Murphy-HoffmanCompany in Olathe, KS.
Jonathan Burton, a 2012 Automotive Technology graduate, is a Service Parts Engineer for General Motors. Pete Allen is a Powertrain Integration Service Engineer also working for General Motors. Pete received his PSU Automotive Technology degree in 2010 and his Master's degree from PSU in 2011. Both work and live in the Detroit metro area.
Kelsey Bailey, 2011 graduate, hired by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes in their Management Training Program and was recently promoted to Outside Sales Consultant in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Nathan Cooper, 2010 Diesel and Heavy Equipment graduate, works for Central Power Systems and Service with Off-Highway Inside Sales Support in the metro Kansas City area.
Tim Engle, 2009 graduate of the Automotive Technologyprogram at PSU, is Parts Manager at Davis-Moore Chryslerdealership in Wichita, KS.