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Automotive Technology Program

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Student performing maintenance and an oil change to our Ford Focus. Thanks Court Street Ford.

 KACC’s Automotive Technology students will learn how to verify customer concerns, diagnose problems and properly repair vehicles.  Students will learn the simple skills like oil changes and tire repairs, to the more complicated areas of electronic diagnosis and drivability.

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Teamwork! Brake inspection.


KACC Auto Technology students are able to take what they learn in the classroom setting right into our full-service Automotive Shop, experiencing the day-to-day responsibilities of a technician.  Students also learn about computer-based shop manuals, critical thinking as well as traditional mechanical skills. Class time is approximately 50% in the classroom and 50% in the full-service auto shop.

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Learning to balance tires


Dual Credit Opportunities:

KACC’s Automotive Technology curriculum has been designed to include college-level material each year.  The dual-credit
curriculum is embedded throughout the entire program.
Students may have an opportunity to earn dual college credit with Kankakee Community College

¨ Course AUTO 2243: Alignment, Steering and
3 Credits

Beecher High School and Crete-Monee High School:

¨ Students who complete two years in this program will have an opportunity to earn 3 credit hours at Prairie State in AUTO 101: Basic Automobile Service & Systems.

Industry-Standard Certifications

  •  ASE Student Certification: Students are able to take the National Automotive Student Skills Standard Assessment. The NASSA is the foundation for the ASE Student    Certification Program, which is an integral part of an ASE recognized pathway for new technicians as they enter and build their professional career.
  • Snap-on DVOM Certification
  • Ford ACE Certifications
  • Procut Certification
  • Electude Certifications

Next Year 

College-level curriculum embedded into the course will focus on ignition and electrical systems.  Students may be eligible to earn dual credit at KCC; Course  AUTO 1073 Ignition & Electrical Systems 1 - 3 Credits 



Career Opportunities

Auto repair Specialists Shop Manager
Automotive Parts Person Brake Repairers
Transmission Mechanics Tune-up Mechanics
Front End Mechanics Service Station Attendants

Personal Qualities

Ability to Follow Directions Ability to Work Independently
Problem Solving Ability Ability to use Tools and Equipment of the Trade
Ability to make quick and accurate diagnosis Average Eye-hand Coordination
Medium physical activity Ability to stoop, kneel crouch and crawl

Helpful High School Courses

Math Science
Industrial Technology Electronics
Marketing Sales


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Kankakee Area Career Center4083 N 1000 W Road

PO Box 570Bourbonnais, IL 60914

815-939-4971Fax: 815-939-7598

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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