Automotive Service

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Stephen Skroch

Full Time Faculty - Automotive Service

480-461-7380

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

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Applied Technology
Automotive Service

Do you have engine oil pumping through your veins and are fascinated by the intricacies of engines and other vehicle systems and bodies? If so, a career as an auto mechanic or collision repair technician could be your calling.

Our Automotive Service program can train you for a career in automotive repair or collision repair and refinishing. We offer certifications in areas like the drivetrain, chassis, engine repair, transmission and transaxle, steering and suspension, brakes, electrical, air and heating, maintenance, and non-structural collision repair and refinishing. You can also learn to be a Caterpillar technician specializing in heavy equipment maintenance.

Instructors with real-world experience will help you develop excellent diagnostic, maintenance, and repair skills. After the program, you will be prepared to take the national ASE Certification Tests.

If you’re ready to pursue a career as an auto mechanic or collision repair technician, make it happen with the Automotive Service program today!

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.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificates

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 Service program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Brake Systems
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Chassis
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Drive Train
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Electronic/Electrical Systems
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Engine Performance
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Engine Repair
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Engine Repair and Performance
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Service
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Steering and Suspension

Degrees

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 Service program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Automotive Service
Associate in Applied Science AAS Caterpillar Technician Training

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Automotive Service program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

$46,691

Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers for Motor Vehicles

$48,226

Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

$47,636

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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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