Originating in January 1952 as one of the first two University credit granting programs in the former Vocational Technical Institute (VTI), today the Automotive Technology Department enjoys its rich heritage in the College of Applied Sciences and Arts. Still housed on the Carterville Campus, as shown in this recent photograph, the campus has changed little.
SIUC Automotive Technology continues to supply the industry with highly successful graduates. Being recognized as one of the nation’s premiere automotive programs, the Department owes its success to the drive, passion, and support of its students, faculty, staff, and of course its alumni.
Honoring the hard work and dedication of many, a new campus called the Transportation Education Center (TEC) is under construction. The TEC will be replacing all of the automotive facilities in Carterville and will allow for the Department to continue its proud tradition and rich history.