Chicago students will be able to earn a bachelor's degree in automotive technology through a "2+2 program" in which they complete an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in automotive technology from Truman College or Kennedy-King College then transfer to Southern Illinois University's program. SIU faculty will teach upper-level automotive technical and automotive management courses at Truman.
The SIUC (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) baccalaureate program mixes upper-level automotive technology classes with business courses. Graduates have the option of working not only as technicians, but as sales and service managers or tool company representatives as well.
A degree in automotive technology means a higher salary. Technicians just starting in the field can make $35,000 to $42,000 annually. Experienced technicians, depending on how fast they work, can make up to $100,000 a year.
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