Earn your Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate as you expand on the skills you gained in your Automotive Maintenance Technician Certificate. Learn about automatic transmissions, stick shift transmissions, computers and sensors and advanced diagnostics. Gain real-world experience through your automotive internship while applying the courses from your Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate toward your Automotive Technology AAS.

Total Cost of Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $7,143.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 45

Weeks to Complete: 64

Automotive Degree and Certificate Requirements

What makes MCC's Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

All automotive classes are taught by ASE Master Certified Technicians. Each MCC instructor has 20 to 30 years experience within the automotive industry.

In addition to the Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate, we offer:

Total Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $4,815.00 $17,422.00 $21,147.00 $21,147.00
Additional Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate Costs $2,328.00 $2,328.00 $2,328.00 $2,328.00
Program Total $7,143.00 $19,750.00 $23,475.00 $23,475.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with an Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate?

Occupations that Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 49-3023
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 49-2093
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 49-2096

How will MCC's Advanced Automotive Technician Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

MCC receives an average of three calls per week from businesses as far away as Streamwood, Vernon Hills, Fox Lake and Barrington requesting graduates from MCC's automotive program.

By the Numbers:

  • Salary range: $25,000 to $75,000

What have graduates gone on to do?

Outside of the Classroom

MCC's Automotive Technology program reported an all-time high of 11 student internships started since January, 2014.


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Additional information:

  • For the safety of our students, all students must wear long pants (jeans), work boots and safety glasses to all classes.
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