Automotive Service Certificate

40% of the automotive service workforce is age 45 or older, so there will be a large need for new technicians to replace those who retire.

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Median Earnings

(earnings range: $10 - $30/hr.)


Projected Job Growth

to 2024
+5% (National)
+6% (Michigan)

Graduation cap

Education Levels

of current workers
44% high school diploma
22% some college
11% associate degree
3% bachelor's degree

The automotive service certificate program prepares graduates for employment in the automotive repair industry as maintenance and service technicians by providing skills training in all the major areas of automotive diagnosis and repair. Upon graduation, you will have several options relative to job placement including: specializing in a single area of automotive repair, focusing on the diagnosis and repair of specific automotive car lines at a dealership, or servicing a wide range of vehicles in most or all areas of repair in the independent sector.

Skills learned in the automotive technology program may also be applied to a variety of career opportunities beyond automotive service including employment in the mining, heavy (diesel) equipment, automotive manufacturing, auto parts sales, and the performance racing industries. 

Earnings, job growth and education levels noted are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (National), and CareerOneStop/U.S. Department of Labor (Michigan).