Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program at MCC prepares you for a career as an automotive technician or mechanic. You'll learn how to diagnose, service, test and repair complex, computer-controlled automotive electrical systems. Our program is designed to provide hands-on experience in a live working environment similar to the service industry. An emphasis is placed on developing good diagnostic skills. As a graduate of the program you'll acquire essential entry-level skills.

The MCC Automotive Technology Program is a CTE Dual Credit class only available to high school students. Classes are held at Ross Collins Career and Technical Center. 

To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each ATV course to progress in the program.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 14 composite score on the ACT;

  • Score a 251 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and a 230 or higher on the Accuplacer NG Algebra Section 

  • Earn a “C” or above in Math for Occupational Education (CTE 1113);

  • Complete 15 semester hours with a “C” average or above from an accredited college or university and demonstrate competency for Intermediate Algebra. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement. 


Students in the Automotive Technology Program must attend MCC full-time (12 or more semester credit hours).

Course Number Course Description Hours
ATT 1811 Introduction, Safety, and Employability Skills 1
ATT 1214 Brakes 4
ATT 1124 Basic Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
ATT 1424 Engine Performance I 4
ATT 1715 Engine Repair 5
  Semester Hours 18
Course Number Course Description Hours
ATT 2434 Engine Performance II 4
ATT 1134 Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems 4
ATT 2334 Steering and Suspension Systems 4
  Approved Technical Elective* 3
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 33
*Approved Technical Electives
ATT 2913 Special Problems I in Automotive Technology
ATT 2923 Supervised Work Experience
WBL 2923 Work-Based Learning



For more informationFor more information:
Katie Barrett, Dual Education Coordinator

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Deborah Nettles, Advisor