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Automotive Technology

Suggested Search Terms

When searching for books, articles, websites, videos, and various other media within your program, you may want to consider optional keywords such as:

Automotive Engineering

Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Automobile Engines

Motor Vehicle

Depending on the information you are seeking, and its purpose, your keywords may be specific to the topic you are researching within Automotive Technology (e.g., electronic cars; automotive battery life expectancy; transmission innovations; etc.). See Edmunds Glossary of Automotive Terms for more.


This guide is intended for students enrolled in the Oakton College Automotive Technology program.

Here you will find information for research and general interest inquires related to your program.

Use this guide as a starting point for your research and/or assignments.  Need more assistance? Contact an Oakton reference librarian!

LearningExpress PrepSTEP for Colleges - Career Preparation

The Learning Express Library contains aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and information for a career in Automotive Technology. 

**IMPORTANT**  Login to Ebsco Learning Express using your myOakton username and password. Then click on "Register" to create a username and password to setup your account to get access to tutorials, ebooks, practice tests, etc. Keep a copy of your username and password for future access to your account. LearningExpress PrepSTEP for Colleges includes: Core Math, Science, English, Computer, and College Success Skills; High School Equivalency, Placement, and ACT-SAT; Test Preparation; Career Preparation; Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.

Automotive Mechanic | What I do & how much I make | Khan Academy