The Automotive Technology Degree Program curriculum provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to work in the field of automotive technology. Graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology degree. There are certificate programs in: Automotive Technology, Automotive Brake and Suspension, Engine Repair, Engine Performance and Transmission, and Diesel Truck.
The Automotive Technology degree curriculum provides the student with a working knowledge of automotive repair on today’s high-tech, computerized automobile. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to seek employment as an auto repair technician in a dealership or the aftermarket and can move into advanced automotive opportunities, such as service advising and manufacturer corporate positions. This program is (ASE) Education Foundation certified that maintains high standards in instruction and program aspects.
As an ASE Education Master Automobile Service Technology school, our students complete 1200 hours combined classroom and lab/shop instructional activities.
Students enrolled AUT 296 Automotive Internship I are required to apply for and secure an internship with a local industry partner approved by the instructor.
Students must maintain a valid driver’s license, pass an employer background check, maintain an insurable driving record, willing to operate requirement and work in potentially hazardous environment in a safety minded fashion.
The wages for internships will vary from dealership to dealership.
- Manufacturer Level Service Technician
- ASE Certified Service Technician
- Fleet Service Technician
- Service Writer\Consultant
- Service Manager
- Service Shop Owner
- Technical Repair Consultant
- Independent Service or Technical Support Contractor
- Automotive Technician
- Automobile Service Advisor
- Automotive Repair Technician
- Automotive Engineer
- Service Manager
- Light Duty Maintenance Technician
- Fleet Repair Technician
- Lube Technician
- Tire Technician
4-year Transfer Agreements
- Automotive General Motors/AC- Northern Illinois University
- Automotive Service Department Management-Northern Illinois University
- Automotive Technology, Associate in Applied Science- Northern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Automotive Technology Chair
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3970
GM ASEP & AC Delco Chair
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3456
Honda PACT Chair
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3453
Diesel Transportation Technology Chair
Full-time Faculty Member
Director, Academic Advising
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3256