As a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified school, Gateway Technical College is recognized as upholding the highest quality training for an Automotive Technician program. The Automotive Maintenance Technician technical diploma and the Automotive Technology associate degree program provide the hands-on training and education you need for a successful career in an automotive repair facility or retail service center. Gateway's automotive training programs are taught at the Horizon Center for Transportation Technology. The state-of-the-art facility houses the latest in automotive training equipment and serves as a strategic hub for the Midwest’s transportation industry.
The Automotive Maintenance Technician technical diploma provides an introduction to essential automotive servicing techniques including the testing, repairing and rebuilding of basic automotive systems. This program prepares students to take up to four Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams in the following areas; brakes, suspension and steering, heating and air conditioning and electrical systems. Graduates of this program have the skills needed for an entry-level position at an automotive repair facility or retail service center. Students also have the option to continue their education and apply their 32 credit diploma towards an Automotive Technology associate degree.