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    One of the many scholarships awarded to deserving students

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    Student auto clubs show off their projects

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    Students take a break from a group project

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    Graduating seniors

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    Nick and Eddy doing research on the chassis dyno

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    Graduating seniors

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    70th Anniversary Auto Show

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    World class adviory committee meeting with students

Program Information
Whether you are starting as a freshman or transferring in from a 2-year school, you will find what you need about the Automotive Technology program. Click the icon above find information on admissions, degree requirements, minors, program requirements, and post-graduation employment options.
Student Experience
Learn about the student life through the various clubs that they join. Click the icon above to learn more. There is something for everyone in the Automotive Program, from motorsports to outdoor adventure to community service.
Important Documents and Links
Get quick access to program information, required tool lists, automotive resources, the program calendar, and scholarship opportunities.
Message from the Director
Thank you for visiting the SIU Automotive Technology website. Our program is home to over 300 students all pursuing a technical and management degree that will equip them with the skills needed to succeed in various positions such as technical trainers, technical writers, service engineers, district service managers, and many more. We are proud of our 70-year old legacy and want to get a chance to show you what we have to offer. Our state-of-the-art facility is home to 15 faculty with diverse backgrounds and experiences teaching 36 courses that will prepare you for a career in the mobility/transportation industry. Please review the website and feel free to email or call with any questions or to request a tour.
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Instructor Spotlight
Instructor Spotlight
Joe Ragnanese III teaches the Emissions and Drivability course and the Hybrid Vehicles course. He spent his youth working at his family's auto repair business before working for Stellantis (then Fiat Chrysler Automotive) as a technical trainer and curriculum developer. He researches advanced engine controls and hybrid and electric vehicle systems.
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