Automobile Servicing

Automobile Servicing

Automotive service technician and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.(*Bureau of Labor Statistics) Employers prefer that automotive service technicians and mechanics complete a program at a postsecondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once the person is employed. Student gain hands on experience and have the ability to earn third party credentials through a partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers and MOPAR/FCA.

Did you know?
Chosen as the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)’s January 2022 School on the Rise. Top school in Michigan for awarding skill certifications through the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). Automotive Servicing Program Lead, Claude Townsend, is the only nationally-certified NC3 master instructor at a Michigan community college.



This program is offered on the Auburn Hills campus.

Prospective students must meet standard OCC eligibility requirements -- there is an open admissions policy and placement test and new student orientation are required in most cases.  Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study.


Automobile Servicing (AUS.AAS)


Automobile Servicing (AUS.AAS)


Automobile Servicing (AUS.CT)


Students involved in this program are expected to provide their own eye and ear protection, as well as appropriate work uniforms. Students will perform all service operations in a safe and proper manner, developing appropriate work habits, and employability skills.

“You Learn Something New Every Day’ at OCC" - Tlek Zholdybekury


Claude Townsend
Phone: 248.232.4442

Advisory committees play an integral role in the occupational programs at OCC.  As our connection to industry and other education partners, advisory committee members offer guidance on the program’s curriculum to ensure we are offering programming that aligns with industry needs.  Advisory committee members also offer recommendations on equipment to purchase that ensures students are receiving training on equipment that mirrors what they will see in industry. The Automobile Servicing program is appreciative of its partners.

Advisory Committee Members

Corrigan Oil Company
Ford Motor Co.
LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC
Lincoln of Troy
Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems
Mike Savoie Cheverole
Mopar CAP
Mopor Information System
National Technical Trainer Center
Oakland Schools OSTC-NE
Oakland Schools OSTC-NW
Oakland Schools OSTC-SE
Oakland Schools OSTC-SW
Royal Truck & Trailer
Serra Ford Rochester Hills
Shelton Buick GMS
Suburban Collection
Szott M-59 Chrysler Jeep
Tom Holzer Ford