About the Automotive Electrical Certificate

Explore electrical principles and their applications in automobiles as you earn your Automotive Electrical Certificate. Gain real-world experience through your automotive internship while applying the courses from your Automotive Electrical Certificate toward your Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate or your Automotive Technology AAS.

Total Cost of Automotive Electrical Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,171.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 12

Weeks to Complete: 32

Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate Requirements

Automotive Electrical Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure Data

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

Our program was ranked among the top 20 automotive programs in the country by Tomorrow's Technician magazine!

Compare our costs to commercial Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation programs and see for yourself what great value MCC is.

In addition to the Automotive Electrical Certificate, we offer:

Total Automotive Electrical Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $1,320.00 $4,646.00 $5,639.00 $5,639.00
Additional Automotive Electrical Certificate Costs $851.00 $851.00 $851.00 $851.00
Program Total $2,171.00 $5,497.00 $6,490.00 $6,490.00


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

Occupations that Automotive Electrical Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 49-3023
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 49-2093
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 49-2096

How will MCC's Automotive Electrical 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

Outside of the Classroom

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

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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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