Our hands-on program uses the tech employers expect!
Automotive Technology is offered at Kirtland Roscommon.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn how to troubleshoot and fix vehicles using the latest tools and technology. This program will prepare you to fill a great-paying job that’s open now! You’ll learn what you need to know to get hired in a field that’s been transformed by tech and isn’t going away.
One of my dad’s friends told me about Kirtland. It has the diesel engine training I was looking for and I was able to get my training while still holding down a part-time job. The instructors adapt to every student’s interests and help us to pursue the areas that interest us the most. They’re awesome and really qualified to teach us the skills we need for the future.
Earn your Automotive Technology Degree through us!
You’ll be ready to work in a growing field. The US Department of Labor and Statistics predicts the automotive tech field will grow at a rate of 6% through 2026.
You’ll be trained and certified to chase the origin of problems — and fix them. Motors and vehicles now driven by technology can’t fix themselves. Until (and if!) that day comes, people will be required to do the job.
This program is for people who are:
- interested in using their heads and hands
- not currently qualified for a promotion they want
- attracted to a great job in the automotive industry
- ready to learn how technology has changed the automotive industry
- willing to combine computers and the latest tools in the industry as they learn
JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!
Jobs in this evolving field are open right now, but there’s a shortage of trained and certified applicants. The pay is great, and the demand is greater for qualified applicants landing jobs in shops that barely resemble the “grease monkey” garages of the past. With this certificate, you’ll have certified skills to work in new- and used-vehicle dealerships as well as mechanic shops repairing cars, vans, diesels, and heavy vehicles using today’s tools and tech.
The jobs available in Automotive Technology are out there — and they’re everywhere. You could be certified to slide into one close to home or use it to launch a move anywhere in the country. Our program is ASE/NATEF certified at a MAST level in eight major areas of training. If you’re considering transferring to a four-year college or university, credits you earn with us will easily transfer — and we’ll make your transfer seamless.
You could be qualified FAST
You can invest a little bit of time to get the job or promotion you want. You’ll learn in the latest labs that are so good even Chrysler sends their technicians to our Roscommon campus for training at least once a year. If you’ve read this far, we invite you to take another step toward a better future.
You’ll be ready to land a job as soon as you successfully complete our program. It’s designed so you can choose from three levels: Automotive Technology (AAS), Master Certification (CC) or Diesel Service Specialist (CC).
People with Automotive Technology certification are finding jobs fast. Whether you want to stay in northern Michigan or have dreams of moving to another part of the country, you’ll be ready to prove yourself as a mechanic or service tech with solid skills to back you up.
What’s distinctive about our Automotive Technology program?
- Our Automotive Technology curriculum and labs are world-class.
- Faculty members have real-world experience in the industry.
- Hands-on learning experiences begin on Day One.
- The lab was designed and built to meet current automotive industry standards.
- It’s ASE/NATEF certified.
Ready to get started?
You’ll get a great job quickly because industry experts helped us create the program and new lab to meet the needs of employers! Get started today. Our admissions, registration, advising and financial services staff are ready to help you now!
I’m a graduate of Kirtland’s automotive program, I’ve worked in industry for 19 years and have been working at Kirtland since 2006.
All of our instructors are graduates of the program and work in the industry. It is very fulfilling to be able to give back to the community and the automotive program to help train future auto industry professionals.
We have a beautiful, high-end lab that has been completely renovated recently – and I mean completely. When we have industry pros from Chrysler and Ford using our labs for employee training, they are blown away by the equipment and technology we’re using in our labs.
Everyone needs a car, but not everyone has the skills to keep them running. At Kirtland, we make sure our students are set up for success.