Automotive Technology Program

Degree Options

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.

High School Programs of Study guides

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

Basic Automotive Certificate Info

Advanced Automotive Certificate Info

Contact Information

Tim Banasiak
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 4620
Office: Caukin, E-117

Shawn Long
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 3260
Office: Caukin, E-121

Scott Shotton
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 3270
Office: Caukin, E-122

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