Automotive Technology | MCC

Automotive Technology

Automotive students working on a car engine.

Go beyond car repair with this comprehensive program. You’ll gain the technical expertise necessary to diagnose, repair and maintain today’s high-tech automotive systems.

What is Automotive Technology?

If you love cars and enjoy solving problems, you may love a career in automotive repair. Like all technology, automotive systems are getting more and more sophisticated. Today's automotive technicians work on integrated electronic systems and complex computers that regulate modern vehicles. The Automotive Technology program emphasizes hand-on training that will enable you to troubleshoot, perform preventative maintenance, and service and repair automobiles. Our Automotive Technology program is offered online with hands-on labs held two nights a week. 

What are my career choices?

Graduates of the Automotive Technology program are prepared for careers in automotive repair at new car dealerships, independent repair facilities, fleet repair facilities, and other opportunities in automotive parts and service. 

What are my certificate options?

  • Automotive Air Conditioning Mechanic (4 credit hours) 
  • Automotive Electrician (10 credit hours)
  • Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Technician (5 credit hours)  
  • Brake Repairer (5 credit hours) 
  • Engine Repair (5 credit hours) 
  • Front End Mechanic (5 credit hours) 
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technician (25 credit hours) 
  • Manual Transmission/Drive Train Transmission (5 credit hours)

Length of Program

Students can earn a certificate in as little as one semester. The time it takes to complete the program is dependent upon which certifications the students wants to earn.

Free Tuition with the Work Ready Scholarship Program

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Matt Luckett

Applied Technology

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