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What Can I Do With This Degree?

See what some of our recent alumni are doing in the Auto Restoration industry.




Fabrication and Upholstery Specialist
Rad Rides by Troy
Manteno IL

Q: You studied restoration technology, but ended up working with custom cars. Did the skills translate across automotive fields?

A: I always had an interest in hot rods and automotive design. Going into McPherson College, I looked at the classes and adapted the information to the hot rod industry. I have a great appreciation for restoration and the preservation of extraordinary and historic automobiles. In fact, Bugattis and Talbot-Lagos are some of my favorite cars, hands down. McPherson gave me a wonderful basis to build my career, especially knowing what I wanted to get out of my education before getting into it. The restoration department and its instructors gave me the basic skills I would need in my career.


Shop Owner

Owner of Coastal Classics LLC
Jackson, NJ

"Running a restoration shop is tough work. Not only do you have to know how to work on cars, but run the business as well. McPherson College helps prepare students for the workforce by giving them a well-balanced knowledge of both automotive and business skills."


Corporate Public Relations

Youth Advocacy and Public Relations Manager,
Traverse City, MI

"For me, the most valuable opportunity provided through McPherson College's Automotive Restoration program was to be introduced to and build a relationship with some of the leading people in the industry. The connection to restoration shops, collectors, museums, car shows and other hobby-related groups has helped every day of my career to carry me further."



Careers our graduates pursue include:



What Can I Do With This Degree?

Open your own auto restoration business, work for an auction company or even manage a major car collection.
See what you can do.


Summer Workshops

Our expert instructors and top-notch facility are also available to hobbyists and professionals in summer workshops at the Automotive Restoration Institute.



CARS Club facebook

C.A.R.S is a student led club that participates in numerous events throughout the year, including car shows, cruises, travel, old car movie nights, and insider trips to museums and private collections.
CARS Club info


The 15th Annual CARS Club Show will be held May 3, 2014 on the MC campus.
See facebook for club events.