Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education
Students enrolled in the automotive service technology associates degree or certificate program at NMU will learn how to develop a variety of knowledge and skills related to:
- Workplace safety
- Employability practices
- Logical problem solving
- Precision measurement
- Electrical diagnostics
The diagnosis and repair of engine mechanical components such as:
- Suspension and alignment
- Manual drivelines and axles
- Electrical and electronic systems
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
- Automatic transmissions/transaxles
- Fuel and ignition systems
- Computer control systems
- Proper engine performance
The automotive technology instructor is ASE Master Technician certified (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) and the program is ASE Master Level accredited.
High School Credit
Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a college course, as this is determined individually by school district.
Students earn direct college credits from NMU at no cost.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification (Test required)
- ASE and State certification tests are offered at the end of each semester
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliant
*Certificates from the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3):
*Credentials are nationally recognized, portable and stackable, which means students have the option of attaining more advanced credentials in the future.
NMU Automotive ranked #10 in nation and receives ASE Accreditation
NMU's automotive programs are dedicated to preparing students for, and helping them secure, stable, long-term careers in the automotive service industry.
The Technology and Occupational Sciences Department at NMU works closely in partnership with industry professionals and businesses to provide internships and employment opportunities for students, giving them knowledge, experience, and connections.
The curriculum centers on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification standards. The hands-on technical courses are taught with small class sizes in specialized labs in a state-of the-art facility, the Jacobetti Complex.
The degree programs offered through the Technology and Occupational Sciences Department are designed to “ladder” so that the credits of a certificate or 2-year degree can be applied toward a more extensive degree, such as a B.S. in a related field, without having to make up for missing credits. To aid in this, NMU offers numerous scholarship opportunities.
Northern Michigan University’s automotive service technology program renews accreditation