Automotive Technology

Midland College is a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) 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

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

  • 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?

 

NATEF Certified

Automotive Technology Faculty

Pete Avalos
pete avalos
Department Chair, Professor
Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, Energy Technology
Advanced Technology Center, Room 128
(432) 681-6344
Brandon Bradley
brandon bradley
Instructor
Automotive Technology
Advanced Technology Center, Room 205
(432) 681-6342
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samantha bryand
Lab Instructor
Automotive Technology
Advance Technology Center, Room 203
(432) 683-6312

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