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Automotive Technology

About Our Program

If you are interested in a career as an automotive technician, automotive master mechanic, or engine specialist, then HFC's Automotive Technology is the program for you.

Our program is designed to provide you with with the skills required for automotive diagnostics, servicing, and testing. By the time you finish, you will have the ability to solve complex problems through critical analysis, effectively communicate difficult technical information to others, and possess the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the automotive service industry.

Complex problem-solving and technology are just two of the many skills required to be able to work on a modern, highly sophisticated automobile. Our program not only trains you how to diagnose and repair cars, but also offers you the opportunity to actually do it through hands-on experience. You will receive an in-depth study of the multiple systems found on today’s vehicles, including electrical, fuel, ignition, power, and drive train. You will also learn about standards of safety associated with the automotive service industry and develop the necessary skills to work safely in auto labs and service shop environments. And our Auto Lab contains the latest state-of-the-art equipment currently used to service today’s automobiles, including representative types of various engines, chassis, transmissions, rear axles, and testing equipment.

Interested in our Program?

operate on state of the art Chassis

become fully prepared for a career in the Automotive Technology industry

brand new Dynamometer and engines lab
Two students working on large automotive engine
Accredited by the NATEF

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

Two students and instructor looking at automotive computer inside of large classroom garage
Certified by the ASE

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

125 jobs available locally

for First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

Two students standing underneath car lifted by a jack, the one on the left peering at the underside's parts and reaching up to work on it
leave this program fully prepared for a career in Automotive Technology
$30.03 median hourly wage

for First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

Student Testimonials

  • Michael Bailey

    The HFC Automotive Technology Program allows me to pursue my passion for working on cars and it really is the best program in the area to do that. What better school to go to for automotive technology than the one right in Dearborn, named after the founder of Ford Motor Company?"

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Kristopher Young
FT Faculty - Automotive
A.A.S., Henry Ford College; B.A.S., Siena Heights University ksyoung@hfcc.edu 313-845-6324