Program Information

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. See the Maps and Directions page for more information.

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 the current tuition rate of $144 per credit hour the approximate cost of a certificate in Automotive Service Technology is under $9.000 (including tuition, fees, and books) while the Associate of Applied Science Degree is under $12,500 (including tuition, fees, and books). Either of these options can be completed in two years or less.

Courses Offered

There are 19 different courses offered during the year:

  • Auto 1040 Automotive for Non-Majors
  • Auto 1110 Engine Design and Operation
  • Auto 1120 Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • Auto 1131 Automotive Basic Electricity
  • Auto 1140 Suspension, Steering and Alignment
  • Auto 1232 Automotive Engine Electricity
  • Auto 1240 Braking Systems
  • Auto 1250 Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Auto 1261 Engine Controls & Emissions I
  • Auto 1840 Independent Study – Individualized
  • Auto 2120 Automatic Transmission
  • Auto 2133 Automotive Body Electricity
  • Auto 2162 Engine Controls and Emissions II
  • Auto 2220 Advanced Automotive Drivetrains
  • Auto 2280 Automotive Service
  • Auto 2345 Automotive Hybrid Technology
  • Auto 2364 Automotive ScanTool Usage & Exploration
  • Auto 2365 Introduction to Diesel Fuel Systems & Emissions
  • Auto 2370 A.S.E. Certification Analysis and Technology Update
  • Auto 2840 Experimental/Pilot Class

Additional information about any of these courses can be found in the Course catalog.

Certificate Requirements

Earning a Certificate in Automotive Service Technology requires 13 specific Automotive courses and completion of at least 1 Automotive elective course.

  • Auto 1110 Engine Design and Operation
  • Auto 1120 Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • Auto 1131 Automotive Basic Electricity
  • Auto 1140 Suspension, Steering and Alignment
  • Auto 1232 Automotive Engine Electricity
  • Auto 1240 Braking Systems
  • Auto 1250 Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Auto 1261 Engine Controls & Emissions I
  • Auto 2120 Automatic Transmission
  • Auto 2133 Automotive Body Electricity
  • Auto 2162 Engine Controls and Emissions II
  • Auto 2220 Advanced Automotive Drivetrains
  • Auto 2280 Automotive Service
  • Any approved automotive elective (1040, 1840, 2345,2364, 2365, 2370,2840, or Weld 1100)

See the printable guide for more information.

Associate Degree Requirements

Earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Service Technology requires successful completion of the 13 required Automotive courses, completion of at least 1 Automotive elective course, and fulfilling the general education requirements of the college.

  • Auto 1110 Engine Design and Operation
  • Auto 1120 Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • Auto 1131 Automotive Basic Electricity
  • Auto 1140 Suspension, Steering and Alignment
  • Auto 1232 Automotive Engine Electricity
  • Auto 1240 Braking Systems
  • Auto 1250 Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating
  • Auto 1261 Engine Controls & Emissions I
  • Auto 2120 Automatic Transmission
  • Auto 2133 Automotive Body Electricity
  • Auto 2162 Engine Controls and Emissions II
  • Auto 2220 Advanced Automotive Drivetrains
  • Auto 2280 Automotive Service
  • Any approved automotive elective (1040, 1840, 2345,2364, 2365, 2370,2840, or Weld 1100)
  • Communications: 6 credits required
  • Physical/Life Sciences: 3 to 5 credits required. Select at least one course with a lab component.
  • Mathematics: 3 to 5 credits required
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 credits required
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 credits required

See the printable guide for more information.

Those students considering future transfer for bachelor's degree should contact an automotive faculty advisor, or contact the institution courses will be transferred to.

Tool Requirements

Students are required to provide a set of hand tools to be used during classroom and lab activities.

All of the tools listed are needed for the student to perform required labs and are viewed as an absolute minimum that may be required to gain employment as an apprentice technician.

 

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