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Laredo Colleges offers short-term degrees for high-demand careers   


 Transportation Tech2Transportation technology is in the midst of constant evolution. Innovative transportation technology has impacted how people travel across the country, and there is a high demand for qualified professionals in this field. Laredo College offers students an opportunity to prepare for a career in the automotive industry with short-term degrees in Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Repair Technology and Diesel Engine Mechanics & Repair. 


Students enrolled in Transportation Technology Programs will experience hands-on training with the most innovative technology that is used in the automotive industry. The National Institute for Automotive Services (ASE) requires quality programs such as ours to prepare students in every possible automotive repair and services scenario.  

“Our institution promotes excellence in vehicle repair and services by providing in-depth instruction in vehicle design, diagnosis and repair,” Laredo College President Ricardo J. Solis said. “The emphasis and specializations in our programs prepare our students to be competent vehicle specialists.”


Knowledgeable automotive professionals may earn a salary of up to $26,000 a year in Automotive Technology, up to $42,000 a year in Auto Collision Repair Technology and up to $50,000 a year in Diesel Engine Mechanics & Repair.


Students enrolled in these specialized programs can graduate with an Automotive Service Technician Certificate, Automotive Electronics and Performance Technician Certificate, Automotive Collision Repair Technology Certificate or Diesel Heavy Truck Technician Certificate. Our experienced instructors will prepare students to be skilled technicians with a broad knowledge in troubleshooting, maintenance, engine repair, power and performance, diagnostics and more.


LC offers exceptional technical training that will help students acquire the necessary skills for interior and exterior repairs. There is a need for experts in this rapidly growing field, and our college provides the necessary tools and high-quality instruction for students that are aiming to become the next entrepreneurs or professionals in this high-demand industry. 


Classes begin this 2021 fall semester, and there is a capacity of 15 students per certification. Federal Student Financial Aid is offered to those students that qualify. Payment plans and scholarships are also available. Contact us at (956) 794-4071 or visit us at for more information or to begin the advising process.