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Automotive Technician

Technical Diploma - 59 Credits

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Academic Advisor: Rob Rhoads
Welcome Center
University Transfer Center - Second Floor
Phone: 715.365.4493 or 800.544.3039 ext. 4493
Email: rrhoads@nicoletcollege.edu 

Automotive technicians are essential support people in our mobile society. The continually advancing technology designed into automobiles requires that technicians be skilled 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 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 advance 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

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Technical Specialist
  • Shop Foreman
  • Service Manager
  • Manufacturer's 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.
  5. Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive internal combustion engines.
  6. Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive automatic transmission/transaxle systems.
  7. Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive manual drive train and axles systems.
  8. Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
  9. Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive engine performance systems.

 


Transfer Agreement

Students who complete the two-year Automotive Technician diploma can seamlessly transfer credits to Franklin University, apply their Nicolet automotive technician credits towards a Bachelor of Science degree in technical management, and complete this degree through distance learning.

 

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