Gear up for a Great Career

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If your fascination for cars has you wanting to turn your object of interest into a career, South Central College can help prepare you to work in this interesting, ever-changing field. Contemporary automobile systems are complex and automotive service technicians must rely upon a comprehensive, hands-on education to become familiar with the many mechanical and electrical components within the contemporary cars of today. 

The Automotive Service program at South Central College is a proven leader in providing students the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. Our Automotive Service Technician courses are taught by industry-experienced instructors that have been designated Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Master Automobile Technicians.

The Automotive Service program was evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and has been an Accredited Automotive Training Program since 1998.

An individual completing this program will find employment opportunities available in a variety of settings. Graduates of the SCC Automotive Service program are qualified for service technician positions in dealerships, independent repair facilities and fleet services. With additional training and experience, auto service technicians can become shop foremen, service advisors, service managers or open up their own businesses.

Location: North Mankato Campus
Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters

What Automotive Service Students Say

  • "The instructors are vastly knowledgeable on everything that they teach here."
    Mandy Hanna Automotive Service Student
  • "Working on cars is good critical thinking. Diagnosing makes me feel good when I can figure something out.”
    Ronald Haack Automotive Service Student
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SCC has a 93% average placement rate
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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the auto industry will have to fill 35,000 technician jobs each year through the end of the decade to keep up with demand. With increasing automobile computer sophistication, receiving training from a certified program is a must.