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Automotive Technology

The Automotive Service Technology program is intended to provide education and practice in automotive system operation, diagnosis, and repair of passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks at a reasonable cost to students of District 502. Certificate and associate degree programs are available to students to help prepare them to enter the workforce or transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree.

Location

The Automotive Service Technology program at College of DuPage is located in the Technical Education Center, located off of the southwest corner of the intersection of Lambert Rd. and Fawell Blvd (22nd St.) on the Glen Ellyn campus.

Facility

The program is housed in the recently constructed Technical Education Center and occupies over 29,000 square feet with a 34 bay shop and 4 dedicated classrooms available to provide education and practice on automotive system operation, diagnosis, and repair of passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks.

Cost

The Automotive Service Technology program at College of DuPage is offered at a substantial cost savings to other Automotive Repair Programs available in the area. Visit Tuition and Aid for the current tuition rate. At a tuition rate of $144 per credit hour the approximate costs of a certificate or Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology are:

Certificate

Tuition: $7056
Books: $930
Lab Fees: $585
Tools: $400-$1,400
Estimated Total:$8,971 - $9,971

AAS Degree

Tuition: $9,792
Books: $1,650
Lab Fees: $585
Tools: $400-$1,400
Estimated Total: $12,427 - $13,427

Either of these options can be completed in two years or less as a full time student.

Gainful Employment Information

View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.

 

Contact Information


Mike Foss, Program Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1060, (630) 942-2138

Tom Robertson, Program Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1064, (630) 942-2439

David Earl, Program Advisor  
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2538 

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor    
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1047, (630) 942-2548

Bridget McFarland, Program Support Specialist
Technical Education Center (TEC), (630) 942-8419 

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

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  • Tom Robertson

    Tom RobertsonAutomotive Technology

    "I hope my students develop the same curiosity I have to discover how something works and why it works that way, and then I hope they can apply that understanding to determine why something isn't working or is broken," Tom Robertson said. "I hope my students also appreciate the value of continuous learning and how information updates allow them to remain proficient and profitable in our profession.

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  • Mike Foss

    Mike FossAutomotive Technology

    "I try to reach out to my students and help them understand very complex systems on automobiles the way my past instructors helped me understand their fields of expertise."

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  • Matt Shanahan

    Matt ShanahanAutomotive Technology

    "Seeing a student come in knowing very little about cars and then graduating a completely different person is what inspires me to improve what I do every day."

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