Automotive Technology

From diagnostic tool use to engine rebuilding...

Automotive Technology Program

Degree Options

Gainful Employment

Jumpstart your career in Automotive Technology with technical training at Kish!

  • Develop the real world skills and confidence to build a rewarding automotive career
  • Gain hands-on experience in our professionally equipped auto shop
  • Train with expert faculty

Start working in a professional garage in as little as 8 months with a basic certificate! Then continue your training towards an automotive technician with an advanced certificate or degree in Automotive Technology.

Program Information

Kishwaukee College provides training in the full range of automotive technical functions from diagnostic tool use to engine rebuilding. Classroom theory is combined with hands-on experience, giving you opportunities to apply what you’ve learned with live vehicles.

As an Auto Tech student, you will also complete an automotive internship, which will provide on-the-job training in automotive and related businesses. Paid automotive internships allow you to apply what you have learned while gaining valuable work experience in the field.

In the Kishwaukee College Automotive Technology program, modern, clean facilities, appropriate specialty tooling, and experienced faculty come together to provide a top-notch learning environment. Small classes provide you opportunities for individual guidance, and day and evening classes help accommodate a variety of schedules.

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Career Cluster Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
This program is part of the Transportation Career Cluster.

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Occupational Information

Automotive technicians inspect, diagnose, repair, and maintain automobiles and light trucks such as pickups, SUVs, and vans. Employers of today’s auto techs include auto dealers, independent repair shops, auto manufacturers, engine distributors and dealers, competition race teams, and car care chains to name a few. No matter where they build their careers, auto technicians must be skilled in mechanical and electronic areas to be able to work with today’s high-tech automobiles. On-board computers, flexible fuel systems, high performance engines, and sophisticated passenger comfort features drive the continuous need for current training.

As today’s automobiles become more and more sophisticated, so do the tools of the trade. Auto techs need to use computerized shop equipment and electronic components as well as traditional tools. Many of today's auto techs in the automotive field find that diagnosing vehicle problems provides them opportunities to use problem-solving skills and creativity—making a career in automotive technology both challenging and rewarding.

Additional Resources

Program is NATEF Certified.

Contact Information

Tim Banasiak
Assistant Professor
Office: Caukin, E-117

Shawn Long
Assistant Professor
Office: Caukin, E-121

Scott Shotton
Assistant Professor
Office: Caukin, E-122