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Many automotive repair facilities are experiencing a shortage of qualified entry-level technicians. Our Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate program is designed to train you for these entry-level positions. By attending courses part-time, two days per week, you can complete the program in three semesters.

The Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate allows you to complete a technical education program, join the workforce, and return to school later to complete your Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate or Automotive Technology AAS.

Total Cost of Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $6,165.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 24

Semesters to Complete: 2

Automotive Technology Degree and Certificate Requirements


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What makes MCC's Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

Learn around your work schedule. We offer classes full or part-time, days and evenings, year round.

In addition to the Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate (CIP 470604)

Total Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,304.00 $7,491.00 $9,441.00 $9,441.00
Additional Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate Costs $3,861.00 $3,861.00 $3,861.00 $3,861.00
Program Total $6,165.00 $11,352.00 $13,302.00 $13,302.00

Career

What job opportunities are available to someone with an Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate?

Occupations that Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate 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 Maintenance Technician Certificate 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?

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