Automotive Service

Program Overview

Do you have engine oil pumping through your veins and are fascinated by the intricacies of engines and other vehicle systems? If so, a career as an auto mechanic could be your calling.

Our Automotive Service program will train you for a career in automotive repair. We offer certifications in many mechanical areas and general maintenance. At some of the Maricopa Community Colleges, you may also learn to be a Caterpillar technician, specializing in heavy equipment maintenance.

Instructors with real-world experience will help you develop excellent diagnostic, maintenance, and repair skills. The program will prepare you to take the national ASE Certification Tests.

If you’re ready to pursue a career as an auto mechanic, make it happen with the Automotive Service program today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

At GateWay, you have the option to work on automobile engines for those who love the mechanics and technology of vehicles, or automobile bodies for those who are interested in making autos look good. In both program specialties, you will work on actual vehicles, mastering your skills and techniques. In the automotive service area, we specialize in Toyota (T-TEN), Honda (PACT) and Nissan products, as well as general automotive.

GateWay provides two educational paths to complete a credential.

We also offer Collision Repair (auto body repair). GateWay is the only Maricopa college to do so.

Automotive Service

Automotive Service related degrees and certificates are for-credit programs that start on traditional start dates in the fall, spring and summer semesters. The Automotive Service degrees and certificates are designed to prepare you for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in all areas.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Automotive Programs at GateWay Community College.

Program Location

Washington Campus

Program Cost Estimates*

Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service: $6,626
Certificate of Completion Cost: $4,906

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change or vary based on required credits, increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

The Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in all areas. Our programs are accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence - Education Foundation.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.