Automotive Technology

Rev Up Your Career in Automotive Technology

If you love cars and have considered working in automotive service, get ready to get your hands dirty at MWCC. Our Automotive Technology certificate program will provide you with the hands-on training and comprehensive knowledge you’ve been looking for to begin or enhance your career in automotive service.

Job Outlook for Automotive Service Technicians

As a certified automotive service technician, you can make an average of $37,000-$47,000* annually in the north central MA area! Certified automotive technicians will have more opportunities for finding a job since employers search for qualified candidates. The automotive service field is expected to grow 6%** over the next ten years, about as fast as the national average.

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Use Your Credits to Jump Start a Degree!

At the end of your program, you will be ready to enter into the automotive service industry in an entry-level position. If you wish to increase your potential career placement, you can continue your education at MWCC. You can apply your credits from this certificate program towards the associate’s degree in Automotive Technology at MWCC. You only need 8 more courses to get your degree!

Fix Real Cars with Your Own Hands

In the automotive technology certificate program, you will get to work in a real 6-bay garage at MWCC to learn hands-on how to operate, inspect, and repair:

  • Brakes
  • Electrical/electronic systems
  • Engine performance
  • Engine damage
  • Automatic transmissions and transaxles
  • Manual drive train and axles
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Suspension and steering

Be Prepared for ASE Certification

MWCC’s Automotive Technology program is nationally certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and meets the standards for excellence developed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). In your AUT121 Performance and Diagnosis II course, you will be prepared for the ASE Certification exam to enhance your skills and career potential!

*Source: CareerOneStop
**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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