Automotive Technology

At a Glance

Degree and certificate programs

Maintaining and repairing increasingly high-tech cars and trucks to keep drivers on the road.

Vehicles are becoming more and more complex with high-tech computer systems. Due to the intricacy of vehicles, qualified automotive technicians are highly valued by vehicle owners. Students can train for a successful automotive technology career at the Workforce Institute in a state-of-the-art facility with the newest automotive technology equipment.

Complete theAutomotive Technician Certificate of Achievement!View upcoming start times.

Job Outlook


For fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024, automotive technology (AUT) classes (except AUT 210) have a tuition rate of $205.50 per credit hour for in-district residents. AUT 210 has a standard in-district rate of $137 per credit hour.Get more information on tuition and fees.

Students are required to have a basic set of automotive tools. sold separately.

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Cost breakdown

Automotive Technician • Certificate of Achievement

Program costs as of August 2023:

  • Tuition and fees: $7,088
  • Books: $661.36
  • Tools: $5,288.02
  • Total: $13,037.38

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Questions and tours

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General questions about Workforce Institute programs? Looking to book a group tour or learn how to hire our graduates? Contact Jeffrey Martin, workforce recruitment and placement coordinator, at 217-786-2373 or

Ford. Lincoln. ACE Automotive Career Exploration

Ford partnership

The Workforce Institute has partnered with local Ford dealerships for the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program, enhancing career pathways within the automotive industry for students.