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Auto Tech students Our National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Certified program can lead you to a great automotive career!

The Automotive Technology AAS will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to become an entry-level automotive repair technician.

All automotive classes are taught by ASE Master Certified Technicians. Each instructor has 20 to 30 years experience within the automotive industry.

Take classes full- or part-time, days or evenings, year round. Check the automotive courses for current offerings.

Apply the courses from your Advanced Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate toward your Automotive Technology AAS. Your general education courses round out your technical knowledge and prepare you for employment in a range of fields from transportation refrigeration to construction equipment maintenance to education teaching automotive technology.

Total Cost of Automotive Technology AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $11,019.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 69

Semesters to Complete: 6

Automotive Technology Degree and Certificate Requirements


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What makes MCC's Automotive Technology AAS program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • State-of-the-art automotive labs
  • Hands-on learning in addition to performing live automotive jobs
  • Small class size
  • Advisory board of local business owners and educators
  • Internship program
  • More affordable than other commercial NATEF programs

In addition to the Automotive Technology AAS, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Automotive Technology AAS (CIP 470604)

Total Automotive Technology AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,624.00 $21,536.00 $27,142.00 $27,142.00
Additional Automotive Technology AAS Costs $4,395.00 $4,395.00 $4,395.00 $4,395.00
Program Total $11,019.00 $25,931.00 $31,537.00 $31,537.00

Career

What job opportunities are available to someone with an Automotive Technology AAS?

  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Service Writer
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Custom Equipment Repairs
  • Small-Engine Repair
Occupations that Automotive Technology AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 49-2093
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 49-2096
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 49-3023

How will MCC's Automotive Technology AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

MCC receives an average of three calls per week from businesses as far away as Streamwood, Vernon Hills, Fox Lake and Barrington requesting graduates from MCC's automotive program.

By the Numbers:

  • Salary range: $25,000 to $75,000

What have graduates gone on to do?

Pabolo Lopez

Pabolo Lopez is a second-year automotive student at MCC. Lopez says, "with an automotive technology degree, you can be more than a mechanic." He is transferring to Southern Illinois University after he completes MCC's program to pursue automotive engineering.

Outside of the Classroom

MCC's Automotive Technology program reported an all-time high of 11 student internships started since January, 2014.

Contact

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Department Chair: (815) 479-7521

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Additional information:

  • For the safety of our students, all students must wear long pants (jeans), work boots and safety glasses to all classes.
  • Automotive courses