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Automotive Maintenance Technician

Technical Diploma - 28 Credits


Academic Advisor: Rob Rhoads 
Welcome Center 
University Transfer Center - Second Floor 
Phone: 715.365.4493 or 800.544.3039 ext. 4493 

Automotive technicians are essential support people in our mobile society. The continually advancing technology designed into automobiles requires that technicians be skills in the diagnosis and repair of electronic control, mechanical, hydraulic, and power transmission systems. On the job, technicians use electronic test equipment, technical manuals, and computer-based reference and communication systems to perform automotive service. Today's prepared automotive technicians develop highly respected skills that are often applied in many diverse service occupations.


About the Program

The Automotive Maintenance Technician program provides the academic and technical education endorsed by industry that will help students develop the academic and technical knowledge and skills, life-long learning skills, and attitude awareness necessary to enter and advanced in the occupation of automotive technician. Automotive courses combine lecture and hands-on lab experience in the operation and repair of all key automotive systems. These courses are designed to prepare the student for successful certification testing by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). In addition to the automotive courses, the technical diploma program includes courses in mathematics, physical science, and communications.


Possible Careers

  • Lube Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Technical Specialist
  • Service Writer
  • Service Advisor
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Automotive Parts Specialist
  • Automotive Service Advisor

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry.
  2. Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive steering and suspension steering systems.
  3. Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive brake systems.
  4. Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive electrical/electronic systems.


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