Southern Illinois University - Automotive

Driven to Succeed.


"In an industry that is all about movement, there's no room for slowing down." -Mike Behrman, SIU Automotive Professor

Our program will prepare you for careers in the forefront of the automotive industry in any area you choose to focus, from managing a corporation’s fleet of cars to running your own high tech garage, from sales and marketing to new technology.

Come ready to work. Your first year may include a paid internship!

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We are the only Auto Technology program in the U.S. that is part of a major research university.

We are known for high quality graduates in the automotive, truck, coach, ground equipment, power generation and related industries, because we use practical, hands-on technical training in state-of-the-art facilities, plus industry-focused business and management coursework. 

Nearly 100% of our students land automotive related jobs - 80% have job offers even before graduation!


Customize Your Career

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Advanced Vehicle Systems & Diagnostics
  • Technical & Service
  • Fleet Logistics
  • Business, Management & Marketing
  • Education & Technical Training

Specialize In

  • Advanced Vehicle Systems & Diagnostics
  • Diesel & truck Systems
  • Automotive, Truck & Equipment Management 

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We’ve eliminated out-of-state tuition!

We’ve made it easy to become a Saluki no matter what state you call home. So go ahead -- Cross the (state) line!

The Saluki Commitment

Our pledge to qualifying new and transfer students to cover whatever tuition and mandatory fees your financial aid package does not. 


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