Automotive Performance

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Steve Skroch

Residential Faculty - Program Director - Automotive Technology


This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.

Automotive Performance

These days, being an Auto Tech is all about having the necessary technical skill set.

The Automotive Performance program at MCC prepares you for a career as an automotive technician or mechanic. You’ll learn how to diagnose, service, test, and repair complex, computer-controlled automotive electrical systems. Our program is designed to provide hands-on experience in a "live" working environment similar to the service industry. An emphasis is placed on developing good diagnostic skills. As a graduate of the program you’ll acquire essential entry-level skills and will be able to pass national ASE Certification Tests, making you a highly marketable job seeker. 

In addition to an associate’s degree, the Automotive Performance program offers five certificates of completion: Engine Performance and Diagnosis; Air Conditioning; Brakes, Alignment, Suspension and Steering; Transmissions and Power Trains; and Automotive Electrical Systems.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Automotive Performance program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Electrical Systems
Certificate of Completion CCL Brakes, Alignment, Suspension and Steering
Certificate of Completion CCL Engine Performance and Diagnosis


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Automotive Performance program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Automotive Performance Technology
Associate in Applied Science AAS Caterpillar Technician Training

Career Opportunities

The Automotive Performance program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics $40,460
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists $43,380
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $49,280
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $50,160
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Automotive Performance program is available through the Applied Sciences and Technology department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.