Automotive Technology Training Training technicians at our Melrose Park location for more than 100 years

Founded in 1902 as Greer Automotive College, Lincoln Tech’s Melrose Park auto mechanic school has helped tens of thousands of auto technicians begin new careers over the course of its history. By 2026, there are more than 30,000 positions projected to open for auto techs in Illinois*. Become part of a Chicago-area tradition, and pursue an Automotive Technology career at Lincoln Tech – a landmark auto mechanic school.

Earn an Automotive Technology diploma, take advantage of a specialized partnership program with Audi, or graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Service Management to increase your earning potential. After graduation, you can also choose to continue your training by applying for BMW MINI COOPER STEP (Service Technician Education program)**. Whichever program you choose, you’ll receive quality instruction in real-world equipment, and learn from professionals who know what it takes to succeed.

With 16 auto bays, nine lifts, nine “drive-in” classrooms and an Auto Web Tech Lab, students have all the resources they need to practice diagnostic and troubleshooting techniques, as well as the repair and maintenance of today’s cars, trucks, and SUVs.

Skills Acquired at Our Melrose Park, IL Auto Technology School

  • Rebuild an engine, flush a brake line, and troubleshoot on-board computers.
  • Diagnose and repair transmissions and drive train components.
  • Repair A/C and heating systems, power windows, doors, and seats.
  • Perform basic maintenance, including oil changes, tune-ups, and tire rotations.
  • Study theory and application of automotive electrical and electronic systems.
  • Apply mechanical and technical principles to automotive steering, alignment, and suspension systems.

Automotive Technology Training Can Prepare You for a Career Working In:

  • Dealerships
  • Franchise repair facilities
  • Independent garages and repair shops


 ASE, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, tests and certifies professionals for excellence in automotive repair and service. At Lincoln Tech's Melrose Park campus, students will learn from ASE-certified instructors who love to teach and who bring valuable real-world experience to the classrooms and training facilities.

* Career growth projections can be found at for the years 2016-2026. Ranks reflect comparisons among 48 continental U.S. states. Salary information is based on median salary information collected for the year 2017. Data is current as of September 30, 2018.

** This program is offered at the Grand Prairie, TX campus. Please speak with an admissions officer for additional details.

These auto career training programs are currently offered at Lincoln Tech in Melrose Park, IL:

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended the Melrose, Park, IL campus and enrolled in a program can be found at:

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8317 W. North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone: (708) 344-4700

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