Degrees & Certificates

Automotive Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Automotive Transportation Service Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Auto Electrical/Electronics

Certificate of Achievement

Auto Transmission/Driveline

Certificate of Achievement

Automotive Brake/Suspension

Certificate of Achievement

Automotive Maintenance

Certificate of Achievement

Automotive Recycling

Certificate of Achievement

Engine Performance

Certificate of Achievement

Light Duty Diesel Repair

Certificate of Achievement


Automotive technology experts are consistently in demand in a field that continues to grow — along with technology’s impact on vehicles.

Waubonsee’s Automotive Technology Program can provide strong mechanical aptitude and a sound understanding of automotive electronics and computer controls, so you can become a skilled problem solver who quickly and accurately diagnoses and repairs the most hard-to-find problems.

Our program can help you accelerate your career, regardless of what direction you decide to take.

Studying Automotive Technology at Waubonsee


Waubonsee's Automotive Technology Program is nationally certified, fully accredited, and has been recognized nearly 20 times by national, regional and local organizations. Hands-on training is a key element of the curriculum, and you’ll interact with experienced, dedicated faculty in our state-of-the-art, 18,000-square-foot automotive lab. Upon graduation, you’ll have developed high-demand skills, networked with industry partners, and be ready to pursue an additional degree or start on the road to a successful career in automotive technology.

An Industry-Approved Program


Accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, a nationally recognized accrediting organization

ASE Standards

Structured around standards established by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)


First location in Illinois to be MOPAR CAP school, opening up further career opportunities for you

Meet Your Faculty


View a listing of faculty members in this program.

Costs and Payments


Learn how affordable your dreams can be at Waubonsee.

Career Program Outcomes

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See what you'll be able to do once you complete one of our career-focused AAS degree or certificate programs.

Study Tuition-Free


If you're between the ages of 18-24 and are in need of financial assistance, you may be able to get your tuition, fees, books and supplies paid for through Waubonsee Works program.


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I got my GED.... [But] my grades [at Waubonsee] were almost all A’s and B’s. That’s something I have never done before.

Mark's Story

Working in Automotive Technology

Advanced skills are needed to diagnose today’s high-technology vehicles. That means well-trained technicians are positioned for more employment opportunities and can command higher salaries. Look to Waubonsee for a high-quality Automotive Technology Program that can open the door to many sectors in the automotive field that align with your expertise and interests.

Career Prospects

Interested in a career in Automotive Technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.



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Employment Projections


Repairs and Donations

Our students learn through real-life repairs and customer service interactions, so we welcome your repair requests and vehicle donations, provided they follow certain guidelines. Learn more on our Auto Repair and Donation page.

Gainful Employment

View information on costs, financing options and program length in weeks for our Auto Transmission/Driveline, Automotive Maintenance and Engine Performance Certificates.

Student Achievement Data

View retention and completion data on students in this program.

Professional licensure and certification requirements

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. At this time, Waubonsee Community College cannot confirm if programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Illinois. Please consult the Licensure Requirements by State and Program table for a full list of states.