Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division, Room T302, (847)543-2044
The Automotive Technology program offers courses leading to an Associate in Applied Science, Automotive Technician. This program 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 is Master Certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). This is the highest level of certification that NATEF awards. NATEF was founded in 1983 as an independent, non-profit organization with a single mission: to evaluate technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend qualifying programs for certification (accreditation) by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the ASE technician certification exams. Students who pass the ASE certifications exams and have completed the work experience required by ASE will be awarded certification by ASE.
Completion of this program prepares students for employment in the areas of automotive repair. Fifteen hours of required General Education coursework is built into the program.
To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.
Recommended Plan of Study
^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.
For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division at (847) 543-2044.