Automotive Technology

The automotive program is designed for people working in the field as well as those with little to no automotive experience. Oakton’s automotive technology curriculum fulfills the requirements for entry-level technician positions stated by Automotive Service Educational foundation (ASE) training for related instruction in this highly skilled trade.

Classes meet day and evening, and students may complete the program with four years of part-time study.

Students who complete the related automotive technology instruction training will receive one or both certificates. Students also have the possibility of on-the-job training. Those who complete 60 semester hours, which include general education requirements along with the automotive instruction courses will earn an associate in applied science degree.

Want to know more? Take a tour of the automotive technology lab at the Des Plaines campus or contact Michael Peat, department chair, at 847.635.1906 or