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Automotive Technology

About the Program

The Automotive Technology program offers courses leading to two Associate in Applied Science degrees: Under Hood Technician and Under the Car Technician. These programs will provide students with a solid foundation and a variety of skills to enter the automotive industry, or to pursue further undergraduate study.

The program also offers three certificate programs have been designed to give students an opportunity to specialize and concentrate their efforts in related areas of automotive repair.

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Transfer Option

Credits from CLC's Automotive Program transfer toward a bachelor's degree under two agreements with other institutions:

  • Southern Illinois University
  • Ferris State (Michigan)

Scholarship Opportunity Available

Metallica Scholars Program

The Metallica Scholars program is designed to provide support of job skill training for community college students and elevate the importance of career and technical education. Grant funds will provide scholarships and services to students in this program.

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Career Opportunities

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 9 percent from 2012 to 2022, about the average growth rate for all occupations. Typical job titles include mechanic, service technician, repair service estimator and shop supervisor.

Why study at CLC?

The program is certified in all eight areas by ASE's National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). This is the highest level of certification that ASE awards.


Automotive Technology Program

This 90-second video highlights CLC's Automotive Technology lab, with comments by department chair, Dr. Lance David. Watch students in action, working on cars and engines and learn about the degrees and certificates we offer in this hands-on, high-tech career.

Read the video transcript.