Automotive Technology


National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF),CAPS Local program and offers more than 19 NC3 certifications to both our students and the public through continuing education. 

Metropolitan Community College was the first college in the state of Nebraska to offer NC3 certifications. We are proud to announce we finished in the top 10 schools in the nation for certifications issued in 2015 and finished second in the world in 2017. Check in at to find out more and follow us on how we are doing this year. We are also proud to announce our partnership with MOPAR CAPS Local, made possible with the NC3 partnership.

NATEF - Improving Programs Through Accreditation


Who we are

MCC's Automotive Technology program focuses on preparing students for careers in the automotive field, and works closely with regional and national industry to encourage growth, relevancy, and training in preparation for real-world work environments. We are committed members of an increasingly multicultural and diverse society creating a curriculum and a learning environment which empowers students to become contributing members of the community.

Our program utilizes the most current and modern technology and testing equipment to enhance the training offered, and required, by today's automotive industry. So if you are ready to be part of a growing industry and are seeking a career that will utilize the degree you will earn, with above average starting pay for graduates, then we invite you to challenge yourself with our program.

For more information, contact Al Cox at 531-MCC-4691.

Program faculty

Alan Cox, department coordinator, 531-MCC-4691
Dave Donham 531-MCC-4692
Bill Gentleman 531-MCC-4677
Bob Gentleman 531-MCC-4088
Richard Swierczek 531-MCC-4693
Mark Wulf 531-MCC-4520


For additional information on class enrollments, contact Al Cox.

When considering the Automotive Technology program as a career path, you may sign up for Auto 1: Express Lane (AUTT 1110), at Student Services on any campus. Automotive Technology is taught exclusively on the South Omaha Campus. We strongly recommend meeting with a Student Navigator prior to signing up. A valid drivers license will be required on the first day of class.


For more information, contact Student Services on any campus. See the student handbook below for program specifics.

Express Lane

Looking to explore automotive without committing to a degree? The Express Lane might be for you. Learn entry level skills in a 120 hour, non-credit class. Tuition for this class may be eligible for special funding. Email or call Jim Champion at 531-MCC-4728 for details.

Small Engine Class

Interested in learning more about small engine repair courses offered at MCC? Contact Scott Broady.


We are currently not taking in any live work.

For more information, visit: 
Occupational Outlook
ASE Certification Tests
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Credit Classes and Registration


The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation." The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment.  We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Automotive Technician Assistant (AUTCC) - Career Certificate
Automotive Under-Vehicle Specialist (AUVCC) - Career Certificate
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician (AUMCA) - Certificate of Achievement