why choose mtc?

Take the direct route to success and start your automotive career at Modesto Technical College, ranked as one of the top automotive training schools in the Central Valley.

Through an innovative mix of in-depth instruction and comprehensive hands-on training from knowledgeable ASE, and MACs Certified instructors who have over decades of professional experience, you’ll get one-on-one training using techniques and industry-standard tools to complete computer diagnostics to engine dyno testing.

The Modesto Technical College Automotive Training Program is the best in Modesto for many reasons.  Our instructors bring real life experience to the classroom and share the same passion for automobiles as our students do.  Students are taught using the most modern, state-of-the-art equipment available.  We constantly update our curriculum to stay current with the latest developments from all the OEM’s and manufacturers of aftermarket equipment.

These programs will prepare you for industry standard certifications such as MACs A/C Certification, ASE-4 through ASE-8, and the State Brake and Lamp Examinations.  After you earn your Automotive Certification, Modesto Technical College’s local and national placement assistance can help you find a position that ignites your automotive career.

The responsibilities of automotive service technicians have evolved from mechanical repair to a high technology job.  The Modesto Technical College Automotive Programs offer diploma and certifications with the training you need to not only diagnose and repair the automobiles of today, but the ones of tomorrow as well.

Our Automotive Courses

Automotive Mechanics I

The topics covered in this course include steering/suspension, electrical systems, and many more. This course is designed to prepare you for certification tests in: MACS A/C Certification and Hunter Wheel Alignment Certification.

Automotive Mechanics II

Some of the topics covered are engine performance, tune-up and maintenance, computer controls/diagnosis, and advanced electrical systems. This course is designed to preare you for certification tests in: MACS A/C Cert, CA State Brake Inspection/Adj. License, CA State Inspection/Adj. License.

Automotive Mechanics III

This course covers all the topics in Auto Mechanics plus smog control. This course covers all the previous courses and prepares you for most industry level certifications including ASE Certification. This course also includes smog certification. Some of the topics covered are air conditioning with certification, brakes, computer control, and fuel systems.

Automotive Service Writer

This course has been designed to develop skills needed for entry level positions as a light duty auto mechanic/service writer. The successful graduate will be employable as a mechanic or service writer in tune up shops, tire shops, dealerships, service centers, manufacturing plants and self employment. Students receive instruction and training in: brakes, electrical systems, computer control, tune ups,customer service, estimating, work flow, and service procedures.

Smog Certification Training

Prepare for your State Smog Cert Test and become BAR Certified. We provide all the resources and tools needed for you to become licensed.