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Automotive Technology Degrees

AUTOMOTIVE: We’re located in the Career Technical Center (CTC)

Phone:  (989) 275-5000, ext. 284 | Fax: (989) 275-6727  |  Email:

Automotive Department Website

Program Advisor

Anne Essmaker, Academic Advisor
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416

Nationally Certified Program

ASE Certification

Program Information

Automotive Program Requirements
Course Descriptions

College Catalog

Do you want to find a good paying job with excellent benefits just about anywhere?  Get your auto mechanic training at Kirtland Community College, one of the best auto mechanic certification schools in Michigan, and you’ll be able to live and work  just about anywhere repairing and maintaining today’s sophisticated vehicles.

You can expect steady work in this field. Fluctuations in the economy seem to have little impact on the auto repair business. Almost everyone needs reliable transportation and that will put you in high demand.

If you choose Kirtland’s Automotive Technology degree program for your auto mechanic certification training, you’ll receive:

  • intense career preparation through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practice
  • state-of-the-art equipment in a modern facility
  • updated curriculum that keeps pace with changing technology and
  • the benefit of working on modern vehicles in small classes

Kirtland Community College is one of the best auto mechanic training schools in Michigan. Kirtland is unique because it is a nationally certified ASE/NATEF training program in all eight major areas of training. Kirtland’s Automotive Technology instructors are ASE Master Certified Technicians with industry experience. The Kirtland Automotive Advisory Committee meets twice a year with the Kirtland automotive faculty, ensuring Kirtland continues to provide what the industry demands.

2014-15 Program Costs

Automotive CertificateIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees9,00011,500
Miscellaneous Expenses250250

Automotive Associate DegreeIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees12,00015,000
Miscellaneous Expenses300300

Get your auto mechanic training at Kirtland Community CollegeOnce you complete Kirtland’s auto mechanic certification training program, you will find yourself in demand as an automotive service technician working for:

  • auto dealers
  • independent repair shops
  • service stations
  • facilities owned by department, automotive or home supply stores
  • independent leasing and rental companies or governmental agencies
  • a race team pit crew or
  • yourself

Experienced technicians, especially those with a solid educational background, find employment as shop supervisors, service or parts managers, customer service representatives, corporate service representatives and warranty administrators. You might even discover teaching automotive technology is the career path for you.

Jump-start your career with Kirtland’s Automotive Technology program.

Related automotive degrees and certificates include:

Auto mechanic training at Kirtland Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science degrees

  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology Management


  • Automotive Technology Diesel Service Specialist
  • Automotive Technology Master Certification

Partnership Programs

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Northwood University

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Automotive Technology program:

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