We all know today’s automobiles are “super smart,” hence the need for “super smart” technicians.

These days, electronic devices control 85 percent of all vehicle functions, including fuel management, ignition, electric shift transmissions, ABS brakes and climate control.

Lewis and Clark's facilities have the latest technology, from handheld scanners to computerized alignment and diagnostic equipment. As a student, you will learn to diagnose and correct problems, repair and replace parts, and make adjustments to all systems.

With our small class sizes, you’ll receive one-on-one attention and training from qualified, experienced instructors for roughly one-fourth the cost of attending a private trade school.

L&C’s Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and certificates give you the edge in competing for the best jobs in the automotive industry upon graduation. They can expand your career options to include a variety of jobs, from technician to service advisor/manager, warranty repair manager, shop owner, teacher/instructor and much more.

Interested in continuing your education after L&C? With L&C’s transfer agreement with SIU Carbondale, you can save thousands of dollars on your bachelor’s degree just by coming to Lewis and Clark for your first two years.

Our program has partnerships with Robert’s Motors, Inc., Lou Fusz Auto Group, and many other local dealerships and independent shops in the region. Our graduates are currently employed at companies like General Motors, Tesla, Hertz, Metro, Cummins and Enterprise.


  • Automotive Technology | AAS degree
  • Automotive Drive Line, Suspension and Brakes | Certificate of Proficiency
  • Automotive Performance, Accessories and Electrical | Certificate of Proficiency
  • Diesel Technology | Certificate of Proficiency
  • Undercar Specialist | Certificate of Completion

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*This is only meant as a guide. Please see an advisor when planning your courses.

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The Automotive Technology program at Lewis and Clark Community College has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a non-profit, independent organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry.

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