Schedule a tour of our high-tech learning labs:

Adam Karch, Program Director
akarch@parkland.edu | 217/353-3356
Text "TOUR" to 217/215-4649

Choose your concentration in areas such as technician, management, and motorsport.

Graduates prepare to work as entry-level technicians at local dealerships and independent service centers, with room for advancement.

Train on electric/hybrid vehicles like a new Mustang Mach-E SUV and earn certifications in brands such as Ford and Mercedes.

Learn with experienced faculty and use the latest equipment and tools in our state-of-the-art facility, the Parkhill Applied Technology Center.


Grads are in high demand at:

  • New-car/repair franchises: Sullivan-Parkhill, Napleton’s Auto Park, Ford City, Illini Nissan, Shields Auto Center, Serra Automotive, and more!
  • Independent service centers: Car X, Midas, Goodyear, CUMTD, Myler Automotive, Peter B's Automotive, and more!
  • Direct manufacturers: Tesla, Rivian, Cummins, and more!