Automotive Service

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Steve Skroch

Residential Faculty - Program Director - Automotive Service


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

Automotive Service

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

The Automotive Service 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.

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 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 Electronic/Electrical Systems
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Engine Repair
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 (MCC)
Certificate of Completion CCL Automotive Steering and Suspension
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 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 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 Specialty Technicians


Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists


Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers for Motor Vehicles


Industrial Machinery Mechanics


Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics


* 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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Become a Student

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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 Service 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.