Middle College – Automotive Tech Degree/Cert Program

NMU Marquette-Alger Technical Middle College (MATMC)

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Career Focus

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:

  • Steering
  • Suspension and alignment
  • Brakes
  • 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

Skills learned in the automotive technology program may also be applied to:

  • Mining operations
  • Heavy (diesel) equipment
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Auto parts sales
  • Performance racing industries

Job opportunities in automotive service exist in:

  • Manufacturer specific dealerships
  • Independent repair facilities
  • Specialty service providers
  • Fleet maintenance and repair facilities

The automotive technology instructor is ASE Master Technician certified (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) and the program is ASE Master Level accredited.


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“Every single day I come in I learn something and this is the highlight of my day!”

Aaron, MARESA Automotive Service Technology Student
Marquette Senior High School Student

How to Get Started

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.

College Credit

College credits

  • Students earn direct college credits from NMU at no cost

Industry Certification

Industry-recognized Certification

*The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification (Test required)

*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.

Success Story

Photo Gallery

two automotive students in the shop
two automotive students working on tire
three automotive students looking under hood
NMU automotive program flyer cover image

What to do next?

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