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Automotive Technology Degree

About Automotive Technology

Wheel calibration equipmentToday’s computerized, sophisticated vehicles require skilled, knowledgeable automotive technicians. Gone are the days of wrenches and paper repair manuals, replaced by advanced diagnostic equipment and highly trained technicians. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for more than 76,000 new auto mechanics by the year 2026.

Learn the hands-on skills you need to work in the automotive field. Earn one or all four of our specialized systems certificates or complete our Automotive Service Technology Associate degree.

Classes are offered both days and evenings to fit your schedule. All classes are taught by certified instructors who specialize in systems, brakes, transmissions, electrical and more. You’ll use the latest technology and diagnostic equipment to work on real cars for real customers in NMC’s 13-bay auto shop. In-house testing for state certification completes the program. Whether you are looking to start a new career or upgrade your existing skills, you can find it at NMC!

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Students who complete one of NMC’s automotive technology programs may consider the following careers:

  • Independent shop technician
  • Dealership technician
  • Machine shop repair
  • Fleet service (schools, municipalities) and repair
  • Shop foreman
  • Service writer
  • Service management
  • Parts sales
  • Race team pit crew

In the News:

Drive To Succeed: Making Auto Techs At NMC

“There’s never been a greater need for automotive technicians,” (instructor and program coordinator Wayne) Moody said. “Most people don’t work on their own cars; the skill set required these days is so much more.”

NORTHERN EXPRESS
January 14, 2017

Former NMC Auto Tech Student Shines In High-Tech Tesla Career

TRAVERSE CITY BUSINESS NEWS
October 2016

Critical Shortage Getting Worse: Area Car Dealerships, Garages Struggle To Find Enough Auto Techs

TRAVERSE CITY BUSINESS NEWS
October 2016

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