Automotive Maintenance, Basic Certificate



Program Code: 0128

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
AUTOTEC 101Intro To Automotive Techn4
AUTOTEC 104Electrical Systems & Power Accessories4
AUTOTEC 109Automotive Brakes4
AUTOTEC 209Steering & Suspension Systems4
AUTOTEC 211Auto Service Management4
AUTOTEC 215AutoTemperature Control Systems4
Required Work-Based Learning Courses
AUTOTEC 108Work Based Learning I3
Total Hours27


This is an example course sequence for students interested in earning a Basic Certificate (BC) in Automotive Maintenance. It does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. 

Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students

All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
AUTOTEC 101 Intro To Automotive Techn 4
AUTOTEC 104 Electrical Systems & Power Accessories 4
AUTOTEC 109 Automotive Brakes 4
AUTOTEC 209 Steering & Suspension Systems 4
Semester 2
AUTOTEC 108 Work Based Learning I 3
Semester 3
AUTOTEC 211 Auto Service Management 4
AUTOTEC 215 AutoTemperature Control Systems 4
 Total Hours27

Choose your courses with your College Advisor.


This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Job Description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Salary Based on Experience Level

Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County

Emsi earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.

Annual Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$23,976
Median 50th Percentile$44,336
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$80,609

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$12
Median 50th Percentile$21
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$39

Annual Job Openings

1160 annual openings in Cook County

National Education Attainment

Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.

Degree Program% of Jobs
A high school diploma or less41.06%
A certificate52.40%
Some college5.05%
An Associate degree1.49%
A Bachelor's degree0.00%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

0.00% continue their education beyond an associate degree