Power Mechanics

Power Mechanics Degree

Power Mechanics Undergraduate Degree

This program allows those who have completed a 2-year Associates Degree in Automotive Technology to take their careers to the next level with business and leadership courses.

Its 60-credit hours are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed with a career in the automotive industry in management positions.  It is designed for transfer students who’ve already earned an approved associates degree, and maintained at least a 2.5 GPA, because Pittsburg State will accept up 64 college credit hours.

The bottom line is that, in as little as two years, students will leave Pittsburg State having earned a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree and be well prepared to succeed in the workforce.

Why Pitt State?

Like our 2-year Automotive Service Technology degree (AAS), this program provides you with complete, hands-on training for a real world job.  This program also provides you with technology management, theory, logic, leadership and business skills to broaden your knowledge, better prepare you for managerial positions and make you a more valuable employee.

You’ll also be able to access on-campus housing, as well as additional scholarship and internship opportunities.

Career Options

Salaries can vary greatly depending upon industry and geography but, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, managers within the automobile industry earn an annual media salary of $132,080, depending upon your career choice.  There are many career options available to students who successfully complete this program. These include:  

  • Technician
  • Dealership Service Writer
  • Dealership Service Manager
  • Shop Owner
  • Automotive Part Store Manager
  • Corporate District Manager
  • Corporate Training Instructor
  • Corporate Service Engineer
  • Corporate Technical Advisor
  • And many more

Internship and research opportunities

Students have ample opportunities, and are encouraged, to intern at some of the nation’s largest companies. Pittsburg State students have found themselves interning throughout the world for companies such as Toyota, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, automotive dealerships and independent repair facilities throughout the USA , and many others. 

Learn more about the Department of Automotive Technology

Located within the Kansas Technology Center, the Department of Automotive Technology is recognized by industry as offering one of the best academic programs in the nation. Our professors are accomplished professionals with industry experience and our laboratories offer students access to the latest technology. Learn more about our department and discover why you belong at Pittsburg State University.


Students in the Power Mechanics major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.

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