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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 and bodies? If so, a career as an auto mechanic or collision repair technician could be your calling.

Our Automotive Service program can train you for a career in automotive repair or collision repair and refinishing. We offer certifications in areas like the drivetrain, chassis, engine repair, transmission and transaxle, steering and suspension, brakes, electrical, air and heating, maintenance, and non-structural collision repair and refinishing. You can 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. After the program, you will be prepared to take the national ASE Certification Tests.

If you’re ready to pursue a career as an auto mechanic or collision repair technician, 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.

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.

We are the only Maricopa college to offer Collision Repair (auto body repair).

GateWay provides two educational paths to complete a credential.