Career and Degree Programs

The demand for trained technicians and engineering technologists in advanced automotive technologies is immediate and growing. The CAAT partners with the automotive industry to identify educational needs and job opportunities, and facilitates the development of educational programs to prepare for these opportunities.

To prepare students for these positions at the associate degree level, the CAAT has created two  Electric Vehicle Technology Certificate Programs, an Automotive Manufacturing Program with FCA that includes a paid co-op as a Production Supervisor at an FCA manufacturing facility in the Greater Detroit area.  We have also developed a Vehicle Development Technician degree to meet the needs of the advanced automotive industry in electrified and automated/connected vehicles.


Vehicle Development Technician Degree

Develops the skills, knowledge and abilities required for entry-level positions in the automotive industry. Auto companies and suppliers are looking for a combination of technical skills including mechanical, electronic, and software for product development in electrified and automated/connected vehicles and experimental vehicle testing.  This associates degree provides the unique combination of skills required for this exciting new frontier.


FCA Automotive Manufacturing Program

The chance to develop your leadership, problem-solving and communication skills as a Production Supervisor while earning your associates degree at Macomb Community College.


Electric Vehicle Technology Certificate Programs:

  • Electric Vehicle Development Technology Certificate
    A one-year program offered by Macomb Community College
  • Automotive & Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Technology (Service) Certificate
    A one-year program offered by Ivy Tech Community College