Accelerate your career with a degree in Automotive Service Technology from Elgin Community College.

As an automotive student, you’ll be trained in all phases of automotive maintenance work for all types of vehicles. You’ll learn the function, construction, operation, and servicing of automotive components, including fuel systems, manual and automatic transmissions, suspension and brake systems, driveline units, heating, air conditioning, electrical systems, computer controls, and emission systems. Diagnosis and troubleshooting, shop safety, and shop procedures are also covered.

Certificates in automotive—electrical, brake and suspension, mechanical engine repair, transmission and drivetrain, engine performance, and auto heating and air conditioning—are ideal for building specialty skills to enhance your education and employability.

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Getting a Job in the Automotive Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that employment for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, (accessed December 21, 2021). See details about the salary and job opportunities working with cars on our Career Coach site.

Planning to Transfer

Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer, or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.

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Earning an Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology or a basic certificate in various automotive specialties can set your career in motion.

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