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Why are skilled Auto Mechanics in such high demand?

A dependable ride is not an option in any economy, but when times are tough, people have a tendency to fix — not replace — what they have.

Regardless of the state of the economy, people always need vehicles that run — and run well.

More than ever, skilled auto repair professionals are in demand and not just because people want their vehicle to run, but because of the way vehicles are made.

The industry has evolved along with the rest of the tech world. Computers and changes in emissions standards have transformed mechanics into skilled auto technicians. This is not your grandfather’s shop.

Our Automotive Technologies programs are nationally certified by ASE/NATEF and are among the best in Michigan. We also have one of the few programs in the state of Michigan that includes a focus on diesel engines.Our Automotive Technologies programs are nationally certified by ASE/NATEF and are among the best in Michigan. We also have one of the few programs in the state of Michigan that includes a focus on diesel engines.

Whether you choose a certificate or associate degree program, you’ll be highly skilled and ready to fix and maintain today’s sophisticated vehicles.

You will be:

  • in high demand,
  • able to expect steady work no matter where you choose to live,
  • qualified to work for dealers, independent repair shops, service stations, or for yourself.

You will be qualified to find employment as a:

  • shop supervisor,
  • service or parts manager,
  • customer or corporate service representative,
  • warranty administrator,
  • …even a teacher.

Skilled auto techs make nearly $40,000 per year and according to the United States Department of Labor and the job outlook is very good. This “gotta have it” field is expected to grow by 17 percent between now and 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/automotive-service-technicians-and-mechanics.htm. The automotive repair field is not going away, and we’ll make sure you are ready to participate in the evolution of the automotive industry.

Choose a certificate of completion or an associates degree in our Automotive Technology program and you’ll be more valuable as employee or more successful as a business owner.