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Professional Automotive Training (PAT) program was developed in two tiers: 3-month job training and a 6-month career track. The PAT Automotive Technology curriculum is modeled in part after automotive programs offered at nationally recognized colleges and trade schools.

Welcome To South Technical Center

In less than a year, you could be a trained automotive technician. It all starts with completing a core program. These foundational courses build your base knowledge from the ground up, teaching you how to diagnose, maintain and repair domestic and foreign vehicles like a true automotive professional. From here, you can move on to Manufacturer-Specific Advanced Training courses.

Well Equipped Labs:

  1. 10 bays of Training Space
  2. Latest Training Equipment
  3. Innovative Training Procedures
  4. Extensive Library Resources

Best Infrastructure:

  1. Student Laptops
  2. Digital Resource Center
  3. Shop Management Software Access

Professional Development

  1. Resume Writing
  2. Interview Skills
  3. Post-Program Support

Skilled Professors:

  1. ASE Certified
  2. Real Hands-on Experience
  3. Over a 100 Years of Experience


3 Month Job Program

We designed this program to quickly give individuals skills that will make them “employable” in a job that can provide “livable” wages, and real prospects in the auto repair sector. This program is also designed to work with our partner organizations, who have clients looking to develop marketable skills.

6 Month Career Program

This program prepares individuals to become Automotive technicians. In this program we cover all the basics of the three month program in the first module of classes. The second module of this course covers more advanced concepts. Fuel management 1 &2, engine performance, advanced electronics, electronic braking and service management are the areas  we cover in the second module of the program. One of our main goals with this program is to give individuals tools that will allow them to eventually become business owners in the local communities.


South Technical Center , Inc. is approved to operate by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education
South Technical Center, Inc. is not accredited by a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting body
If you attempted to file a complaint at the institutional level and were not successful, you may file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education using the Online Complaint System. If you have questions, please call
(217) 557-7359