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Auto Tech Program

SVCC and The Career Center Partner for Automotive Program

Sauk Valley Community College and Whiteside Area Career Center are partnering to offer a seven-week Entry-Level Automotive Technician Program. The program will be held at WACC May 31 through July 13 with a two week off-site externship. 

Students will gain an entry level understanding in suspension and steering, brakes, exhaust systems, and routine maintenance and servicing of vehicle systems. Minimal automotive knowledge or experience is needed to be successful in this program. The program will provide students with a solid foundation and skills to enter the automotive industry. Dedicated students will receive a tool kit and tool box before they start their externship (worth up to $500). 

The program will be four weeks of instruction and hands-on learning, a two-week externship (minimum of 40 hours), and three days of review and ASE test preparation. Classroom instruction will be held May 31-June 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at WACC. A required 40-hour externship will be held June 27 through July 9. The program will wrap up with review and ASE test prep on July 11 through July 13 at WACC.

Students must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Space is limited to 10 students. The cost for this program is $500. 

For more information, and to register, please call Brenda Helms at 815-835-6212.