Automotive Lube Tech Specialist Certificate

Career Certificate

Keep things running smoothly

Perform basic automobile care and maintenance

An engine is full of moving parts, and oil is a critical element in vehicle performance. Gain the specialized knowledge and hands-on experience you need to help automobiles run smoothly with a focused 11-credit certificate from the College of Lake County.

This entry-level certificate prepares you to complete oil changes and basic repairs for cars, trucks and more. Boost your marketability with additional certificates or a degree from CLC.

What can you do with an Automotive Lube Tech Specialist Certificate?

The Certificate in Automotive Lube Tech Specialist prepares you to enter the automotive field as a lube tech, mechanic helper or other entry-level automotive service-related career.

See what students love about the automotive technology program at CLC. Picture yourself here:


  • Recognized Automotive Service Excellence

    This program is Master Certified (MAST) by the ASE Education Foundation.
  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    AUT 110 3
    AUT 111 4
    • Course Code AUT 110
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code AUT 111
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    AUT 131 4
    • Course Code AUT 131
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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Automotive Technology at CLC

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This certificate is just one possible way to study Automotive Technology. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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