Automotive Technology AAS

About Automotive Technology AAS

Our ASE Education Foundation Accredited training 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 of 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.

Sample Semester 1 - Summer 5 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AMT-100#4 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2 - Fall 14 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AMT-120#4 hrs,AMT-160#4 hrs,ENG-105#3 hrs,Select a Math, Physical or Life Science Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 - Spring 14 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AMT-180#4 hrs,AMT-220#4 hrs,AMT-110#3 hrs,Select a General Education Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 - Summer 4 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AMT-140#4 hrs

Sample Semester 5 - Fall 14 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AMT-170#4 hrs,AMT-200#4 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,Select an Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 6 - Spring 12 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AMT-270#4 hrs,AMT-260#4 hrs,AMT-250#1 to 3 hrs,Select a Program Elective#3 hrs

Sample Semester 7 - Summer 4 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: AMT-240#4 hrs

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Total Costs of Automotive Technology AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $10,394

Credit Hours to Complete: 65

Weeks to Complete: 64

What you need to know about getting your Automotive Technology AAS (CIP 47.0604)

Total Automotive Technology AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,248 $24,032 $30,185 $30,185
Additional Costs $3,146 $3,146 $3,146 $3,146
Program Total $10,394 $27,178 $33,331 $33,331

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

  • Ranked one of the top 20 automotive training programs in the nation by Tomorrow’s Technician Magazine in 2015.
  • 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 ASE Education Foundation Accredited training programs
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

Typical jobs

  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Service Writer
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Custom Equipment Repairs
  • Small-Engine Repair

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.

  • Automotive Technology Program Mission

    The mission of McHenry County College’s Automotive Technology Program is to develop students who are skilled in technical knowledge and ability to succeed in the fast-changing automotive industry. MCC students shall be distinguishable by their critical thinking, effective communication, professionalism, and technical competency. Students will use current and contemporary practices to demonstrate mastery in the Program Learning Outcomes.

  • Automotive Technology Program Learning Objective

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate proficiency with modern automotive tools/equipment.
    • Implement critical thinking to troubleshoot and repair various systems of the automobile.
    • Demonstrate proper application of scientific theory to calculate and analyze automotive system parameters.
    • Apply ethical and productive behavior as they work with each other.
    • Demonstrate effective communication with supervisors, customers, engineers, and co-workers.

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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.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.