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