Automotive Technology

Start or Advance your Career in Automotive Technology

Working as a mechanic or service technician is both personally satisfying and rewarding for anyone with a love for motor vehicles. If this sounds like you, you are in the right place! The Mount’s broad program in automotive service technology combines specialized training with hands-on experience. Our auto tech grads learn the latest vehicle technologies and skills from trained industry professionals, setting them up for immediate employment.

The Automotive Technology Program at the Mount provides students with the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Automotive Technology or an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology. Upon completion of either program, students are prepared for positions in automotive and other related fields. During the course of study, students will develop skills and competencies in diagnostics and repair. Students will gain the knowledge they need to prepare for ASE Certification.

New for Fall 2020!

We’re moving! Our Automotive Technology Center is moving to Gardner! The new space, located at 42 Linus Allain Avenue (near Maki’s) is an 11,000 sq foot freshly remodeled space featuring:

  • Student lounge with garage observation
  • Eight Service Bays
  • Engine and Transmission Laboratory
  • State-of-the-art Automotive Electrical Trainers
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Large Conference and Classroom
  • HyFlex Course instruction allowing students to attend in person, remotely in real-time, or view class recordings on their own time.

What is the Job Outlook for Automotive Mechanics?

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! Employers are searching for qualified automotive service techs, increasing job opportunities for graduates of our program. The automotive service field is expected to grow 6%** over the next ten years.

Hands-On Learning at the MWCC Garage

In the automotive technology certificate program, students receive hands-on experience in our new 11,000 square foot, 8-bay garage. MWCC auto tech students learn how to diagnose and repair:

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

Be Your Own Boss

With the Automotive Technology degree from MWCC, not only will you get work experience in a real garage, but you will also take courses in general education and management. These courses will help you should manage an automotive repair facility in the future. You will enter the field with extensive knowledge about car repair and maintenance, as well as customer service and business management.

Earn Your ASE Certification at MWCC

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