Automotive Systems Program (Associate's Degree Program)
Fall 2017 Program: Applications accepted beginning November 1, 2016
In 2012, Mercedes Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) launched the first Automotive Technician program. In 2014, the University of West Alabama in Livingston, AL, also joined Shelton State Community College as a partner with Mercedes Benz in offering the Automotive Program. As the program as continued each year, modifications have been made to the course content to better align with certain skills sets needed in our off line Automotive Diagnostics / Repair area as well as our assembly production area. This program is for those students that are interested in learning Automotive Technology. The courses and the training are focused on Automotive systems; being able to diagnose and trouble shoot vehicle issues. It includes 61 credit hours of instruction from both Shelton State Community College and the University West Alabama.
The Automotive Systems Program is a great opportunity to receive an education and to earn money while working. For students that successfully complete the Automotive Systems Program and are hired on as full time Team Members at Mercedes-Benz, there are many opportunities. Since 2012, 64 prior students have successfully completed the program and are now working full time with MBUSI. Some of these students are already fulfilling roles such as: Automotive Repair Team Member, Production Team Leader and Project Team Member.
Are you interested in a great career? Are you ready to learn more about Mercedes vehicle technology? Are you ready to receive an education and earn money while working at MBUSI? This program could be for you. Please apply beginning November 1st if your ready for the STAR.
- 6 Terms of Study at Shelton State or at the University of West Alabama.
- Students attend classes Monday thru Wednesday.
- Students work at the plant each week.
- Top percent of the Graduating Class (GPA 3.0 and Above) will earn a position with MBUSI.
- Top % of students will be assessed to work in our Assembly repair area (based on need). Other students will go into Assembly production.
Automotive Systems Selection Process
- Complete an application to the school to obtain your student ID.
This does not complete your enrollment to the specific school, but you are able to obtain your student ID.
- Visit our webstie at: www.mbusi.com/training and follow the link to the application for the Automotive Systems Program.
The application process is through the AIDT website. You will be directed toward setting up an account with AIDT. From there, you’ll be able to complete an application for the technical program.
- Qualified candidates will be contacted by AIDT to schedule the first assessment.
This assessment takes place at the AIDT Training Center located next to the Mercedes-Benz factory in Vance, AL.
- Successful candidates will be contacted by AIDT to schedule assessment #2.
This assessment also takes place at the AIDT Training Center located next to the Mercedes-Benz factory in Vance, AL.
- ACT WorkKeys assessment- Current high school seniors must bring a certified copy of your ACT WorkKeys results to the interview. All results have to be current (2017 Senior year). All other candidates will be contacted by Shelton State in order to schedule your workkeys assessment.
For those candidates that have to take the ACT WorkKeys at Shelton State, your results are forwarded to us by Shelton State.
NOTE: Please make sure that your contact information is correct on all documents (online and hard copy) that you may have to complete. Throughout this process, the primary source of contact is through the e-mail address and phone numbers that you provide.
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MBUSI: You are paid for hours worked in...
- Training at the Training Center
- Starting pay $14.50/hr.
- Must meet requirements to work each week.
Top students will also have an opportunity to utilize their learned skills in the Assembly Systems Skills Area. (Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Repair).
EArn an Associate's degree of applied science in Automotive Technology
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