Automotive Technology

Drive Your Career to Success with Automotive Technology

Do you love cars? Do you like working with your hands? If you’ve ever considered a career in automotive service, put the pedal to the metal with a degree in Automotive Technology from MWCC. You can kick your automotive education into the next gear at MWCC by learning the most cutting edge skills hands-on from trained professionals.

MWCC’s broad program in automotive service technology combines specialized and general training to give you the most employment flexibility possible. So pop the hood and grab your toolkit and we’ll get you started on the road to automotive service success.

Job Outlook for Automotive Service Technicians

As an automotive service technician with education and hands-on experience, you can make up to $60,000* annually in the north central MA area! Qualified automotive servicers will have much more opportunities when 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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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

Steer Towards the Full Automotive Service Experience

With the Automotive Technology degree from MWCC, not only will you get to work with cars in a real garage, but you will also take courses in general education and management to fully incorporate all of the elements within the automotive service industry. You will be fully prepared to enter into the field with extensive knowledge about car repair and maintenance, as well as customer service and business management.

Drive in the Fast Lane 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! Request More Information

The Automotive Technology program has National Certification at the MLR (maintenance and light repair) level in the areas of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, automatic transmissions and transaxles, manual drive train and axles, heating and air conditioning and suspension and steering from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), in accordance with standards developed and recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

*Source: CareerOneStop

**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics