Automotive Technology

Midland College is an ASE Education Foundation accredited program, and the curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful completion of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) national certification.

The coursework is a combination of core academic courses and highly specialized technical classes. Safety practices and training are an important part of the program. Communication, leadership and teamwork concepts are fundamental to the hands on laboratory which are also incorporated.

Specific areas of training include electrical systems, electronic controls, brake systems, suspension and steering, heating and air conditioning, engine performance, engine repair, manual drive trains and axles, automatic transmissions/transaxles, and automotive shop management.


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Program Details

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Login to your My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

Did you know?

  • Texas employs the second-most automotive service technicians and mechanics in the nation.

  • Annual median wage in Texas: $39,000

  • Hourly median wage in Texas: $18.85

  • Auto Body repair jobs increase by 2022: 18%

SOURCE:  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*NET OnLine

(wages will vary by location, employer, and experience)

With an Associates of Applied Science or Certificate from Midland College, Automotive Technology program students will be prepared for careers as automotive technicians, and for jobs in a variety of related fields.

  • Automotive Service Advisor
  • Shop Manager
  • Automotive Parts Handler
  • Automotive Machine Shop Professional
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Automotive Billing/Title Clerk
  • Mobile Service Technician
  • Field Service Technician

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.


Why Study Automotive Technology at MC?


ASE Certified


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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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