Automotive Service Technician

PLCC’s Auto Tech program is designed to prepare individuals interested in entering the exciting field of auto repair and to enhance those already working in the field who are interested in becoming ASE certified.  Students will learn the proper diagnostic procedures that make troubleshooting complex problems a simplified task.  The Automotive Service Technician Program covers brakes, steering and suspension, drive trains, engine repair and performance, electrical and computers, and heating and air conditioning.  Students must provide a copy of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.  The cost of two ASE certification exams is included in the tuition.  Class size limited to 15 students.

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Tuition: $8,495
Class Dates: 08/24/2020- 06/03/2021
Schedule: Monday – Thursday: 5PM – 9PM
Course Length: 600 hours

Automotive Technology Training Modules   If you are an auto shop owner who has basic level mechanics that you would like to bring up to the next level, or if you are someone who would like to start a new career in the auto industry, PLCC is offering this new module opportunity.  This four-part series allows students to register for all modules or simply for the modules they need or are interested in pursuing.  Programs build logically upon the skills of one another but can also be understood and useful as stand-alone options.  Click here for course descriptions, dates and times.


2020-2021  School Calendar

Effective May 8, 2020, Portage Lakes Career Center will be operating under a test-optional admissions policy for the following programs: Cosmetology, Spa Technician, Esthetics, Nail Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician, Automotive Technician, HVAC-R Technician, Welding Technology, and Plumbing Technologies.
With the ACT WorkKeys Assessment currently unavailable, PLCC feels that students should still be given the opportunity to secure enrollment for the upcoming school year and has, therefore, modified its admissions requirements to a test-optional policy.  Students looking to enroll in the above-listed programs can now opt to submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed.  Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission.  Students who still wish to test in order to be considered for program enrollment may do so once testing and normal operations resume.
**PLEASE NOTE: This test-optional policy DOES NOT APPLY to the Practical Nursing program.  Students hoping to enroll in that program MUST test.

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