30 Hour Career Certificate
45 Hour Technical Certificate
Associate of Applied Science Degree

Greg Holekamp

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Welcome to East Central Community College's Automotive Mechanics Technology program.  The automotive profession offers a variety of career opportunities for individuals with the appropriate intellectual and mechanical skills.  Our program is designed to assist you in your pursuit of a prosperous and rewarding career in the Automotive Service sector.
The Automotive Mechanics Technology curriculum is built around the eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification areas - engine repair, electrical and electronic systems, engine performance, brakes, steering and suspension systems, manual drivetrains and axles, automatic transmissions and transaxles, and heating & air conditioning.  The course is an articulated technical program designed to provide advanced and technical skills to students.  Baseline competencies, taken from the secondary automotive mechanics curriculum framework, serve as a foundation for the competencies and suggested objectives taught in the courses of the program.  Students who do not possess these competencies will be allowed to acquire them during the program.  Students who can document mastery of the baseline competencies will receive advanced instruction on these topics.  While enrolled in our program, you will have the opportunity to train with professional level tools and equipment, including the same computer resources and computerized diagnostic tools that many automotive repair businesses use.  As a full time student you can take advantage of the major tool manufacturer’s (Snap-On©, Matco©, and Mac© for example) discounts on many of their hand tools and tool storage solutions.  As an automotive technology student, you would be required to purchase your own set of tools – taking advantage of this educational discount can save you thousands on your investment.

Courses taught in the Automotive Mechanics Technology program...
  • Introduction, Safety & Employability Skills
  • Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Manual Drive Train/Transaxles
  • Automotive Transmissions/Transaxles
  • Engine Repair
  • Brakes
  • Steering & Suspension Systems
  • Engine Performance I, II, III
  • Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
For a complete course listing of the Automotive Mechanics Technology program, please see the ECCC Catalog.
Careers in the Automotive Mechanics Technology field...
  • Automotive Technician
  • Parts Counterperson
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • New Vehicle Assembly Person
  • Used Vehicle Inspection Specialist
  • Tire/Oil Change Technician

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Career & Technical Education Substance Abuse Testing Policy
To ensure a drug-free workplace and learning environment, East Central Community College students enrolled in specific Career & Technical Education programs that are skills-based and/or require the use of heavy equipment are required to submit to initial, random, and reasonable suspicion substance abuse testing. These programs include Automotive Technology. To review the entire Policy No: 411.7 Career-Technical Substance Abuse Testing Policy, including information on procedures, initial testing, retesting, reasonable suspicion testing, accident/injury testing, and program re-admission, refer to the college’s online Policies and Procedures Manual.

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