Harness the horse power.
Tackle the technology.
Keep it on the road.
BECOME AN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain and repair cars and light trucks. Although service technicians work on traditional mechanical systems, such as engines and transmissions, they also must be familiar with a growing number of electronic systems. Braking and steering systems, for example, are controlled primarily by computers and electronic components.
Through 2026, there will be about 2,360 annual openings in the state of Michigan – a growth rate of about 6 percent – and 185 annual openings in Southeast Michigan for automotive service technicians, according the state’s Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. The local wage range for this profession is $15 to $31 per hour.
MCCC PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR THIS FIELD
The associate of applied science degree with specialization in automotive service technology is a two-year program structured to provide the technical knowledge and mechanical abilities necessary to work on the vehicles of yesterday, today and the future.
In addition to the two-year degree program, MCCC offers a certificate program that covers the basic core subjects of automotive repair.
Transfer Opportunities: Bachelor's Degree
Although applied science and engineering technology programs are designed as career programs for entry into jobs after the completion of a certificate or associate degree, MCCC has transfer agreements with several universities. The University of Toledo, Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan Technological University and Siena Heights University allow direct transfer of several of MCCC’s two-year applied science and engineering technology programs.
MCCC students can complete a Siena Heights University applied science bachelor's degree right on the MCCC campus..
Many MCCC graduates earn a bachelor of engineering technology degree after receiving an associate of applied science degree from MCCC. Some students use their technical credits earned at MCCC as their area major in teacher education programs.
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