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This program is part of the Applied Sciences and Technology Department.
Do you have engine oil pumping through your veins and are fascinated by the intricacies of engines and other vehicle systems? If so, a career as an auto mechanic could be your calling.
Our Automotive Service program will train you for a career in automotive repair. We offer certifications in many mechanical areas and general maintenance. At some of the Maricopa Community Colleges, you may 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. The program will prepare you to take the national ASE Certification Tests.
If you’re ready to pursue a career as an auto mechanic, make it happen with the Automotive Service program today!
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
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.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Brake Systems||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Chassis||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Drive Train||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Electronic/Electrical Systems||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Engine Performance||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Engine Repair||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Engine Repair and Performance||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Service||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Automotive Steering and Suspension||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Brakes, Alignment, Suspension and Steering||Pathway Map|
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.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Automotive Service||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Caterpillar Technician Training||Pathway Map|
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.
Automotive Master Mechanics
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers for Motor Vehicles
Engine and Machine Assemblers
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
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.
Connect with an Advisor
Click here for MCC’s easy-to-use Enrollment Steps.
Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to connect with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Resources For You
Get credit for your industry training. MCC offers Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for students with existing industry certifications, licenses, and approved corporate training. Access the form below and attach proof of training/certification when you submit your request. Please note, in order to access and complete the PLA form, you must be an MCC student and have an MEID.
This program is eligible for workforce funding. Learn about and apply for program specific funding opportunities below: