While the desire for public transportation may be making a comeback, we live in a culture that loves cars. If you are interested in the future of the automobile or the automotive industry, a degree in automotive technology may be your thing. There are both associate and bachelor's degrees available in automotive technology, though the programs may focus on different aspects of technology.
A degree in automotive engineering technology is generally a four-year program that focuses on the engineering skills needed in the career field. Students will study mechanical testing and automotive engineering processes. Transportation is constantly being redefined, and from electric to self-driving cars, a degree in automotive technology could lead to careers in innovative technologies. This degree may not be found at many schools, but there are several programs out there. These degrees may also offer or even require internships with large automotive companies, and the universities will most likely have on campus shops for hands-on learning.
Morton College offers 3 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 11 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician students graduated with students earning 8 Certificates, and 3 Associate's degrees.
McHenry County College offers 3 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 78 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician students graduated with students earning 67 Certificates, and 11 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Lincoln College of Technology-Melrose Park Melrose Park, IL||25 : 1||830|
|Universal Technical Institute of Illinois Inc Lisle, IL||1,002|
|Elgin Community College Elgin, IL||77 : 1||9,931|
|Morton College Cicero, IL||65 : 1||4,439|
|Kishwaukee College Malta, IL||51 : 1||3,060|
|Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL||88 : 1||8,665|
|Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL||53 : 1||8,083|
|College of Lake County Grayslake, IL||68 : 1||13,743|
|McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL||81 : 1||7,473|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College Chicago, IL||37 : 1||2,410|
|College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL||87 : 1||23,903|
|Prairie State College Chicago Heights, IL||49 : 1||3,843|
|Gateway Technical College Kenosha, WI||45 : 1||10,050|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago, IL||49 : 1||2,177|
|City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago, IL||99 : 1||6,365|
|Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL||68 : 1||14,318|
|Triton College River Grove, IL||97 : 1||9,571|