Students learn to diagnose and troubleshoot problems during a an automotive technology certification course.


Accelerate your career with a degree in Automotive Service Technology from Elgin Community College. As an automotive student, you’ll be trained in all phases of automotive maintenance work for all types of vehicles. You’ll learn the function, construction, operation, and servicing of automotive components including fuel systems, manual and automatic transmissions, suspension and brake systems, driveline units, heating, and air conditioning, electrical systems, computer controls, and emission systems. Diagnosis and troubleshooting, shop safety, and shop procedures are also covered.

Certificates in automotive—electrical, brake and suspension, engine mechanical repair, transmission and drivetrain, engine performance, and auto heating and air conditioning—are ideal for building specialty skills to enhance your education and employability.

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