start your engines

Want to spark your career in the automotive industry? Parkland College’s Automotive Technician training program is incredibly affordable and uses the latest technology in our state-of-the-art facility, the Parkhill Applied Technology Center. Graduates are prepared to begin working as entry-level technicians in new car dealerships and independent service centers. Contact us to set up a visit if you’ve not had the opportunity to meet us and tour the high tech learning labs.

more bang for your buck

Our auto students take single classes for personal interest, enroll full time to pursue a new career, and some are racing enthusiasts enrolled in our motorsport technology concentration. Career-driven students who earn the Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Technology from Parkland are eligible to transfer to SIUC’s automotive program under a 2+2 agreement. 

Full-time students should expect to enroll in 16-17 credit hours per semester with tuition totaling approximately $3,000 per semester for in-district students. Out-of-district students whose home community college does not offer an automotive or motorsport program may attend Parkland at in-district tuition by simply completing the Career Agreement process. Freshmen should budget about $400 for textbooks and required supplies.