Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate

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.

Contact (815) 479-7521 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $5,438

Credit Hours to Complete: 24

Weeks to Complete: 32

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What you need to know about getting your Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate (CIP 47.0604)

Total Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,916 $7,899.6 $11,105.52 $11,105.52
Additional Costs $2,522 $2,522 $2,522 $2,522
Program Total $5,438 $10,421.6 $13,627.52 $13,627.52

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.

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.

Outside of the Classroom

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

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.