• About CAAT

    The Scientific and Technology Act of 1992 established a national advanced technician training program, utilizing the resources of community colleges to expand the pool of skilled technicians in strategic advanced-technology fields. 

    Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) is one of 32 Advanced Technological Education Centers in the United States developed in response to this Act.

    The CAAT is a partnership between Macomb Community College (Warren, Michigan) and Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan).

    Our Mission:

    • To meet the expanding workforce needs of the automotive industry by leading the way in advanced automotive technology including materials lightweighting, automated and connected vehicles, and electrification.
    • To collaborate among education, industry, government , and professional associations, to develop curricula and educational opportunities.
    • To increase the pool of automotive technicians, engineering technologists, and engineers to work with advanced automotive technology.
    • To be a regional resource for developing and disseminating advanced automotive technology education.

    Our Vision:

    The CAAT will be recognized as the preeminent regional center with national impact on Advanced Automotive Technology, developing strong relationships with industry partners, and connecting with other educational institutions to further the education of technicians and engineering technologists in advanced automotive technologies.

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