Program Description

The Automotive Technician Technical Diploma program provides entry-level skills needed in automobile service and repair. Learners will make a quick and accurate diagnosis of the problem and make necessary adjustments and repairs. The Automotive Technician Technical Diploma program is accredited as a Master Automobilie Service Technician (MAST) program. The highest obtainable automotive program level by the National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF). Potential occupations include: Automotive Technician, Drivability Technician, Tune-Up Technician, Fuel System Technician, Alignment Technician, Brake Technician and Air Conditioning Technician.

Approximate Cost

$10,381
Tuition: $8711 , Books: $1670

Starting Salary

$35,776
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
10-20 %
at Antigo
10-20 %
at Medford
10-20 %
at Phillips
10-20 %
at Spencer
10-20 %
at Wittenberg
10-20 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive hybrid drivetrains
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive engine performance systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive electrical/electronic systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive brake systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive steering and suspension steering systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive manual drive train and axles systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive transmission/transaxle systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive internal combustion engines
  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Brake Technician
  • Alignment Technician
  • Fuel System Technician
  • Tune-Up Technician
  • Drivability Technician
  • Automotive Technician

Courses

The Automotive Technician Technical Diploma is a 55 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

ENGINE REPAIR 1 2.00
AUTO SERVICE FUNDAMENTALS 2.00
ENGINE REPAIR 2 3.00
STEERING & SUSPENSION SYSTEMS 3.00
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 1 2.00
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 2.00

Second Term

SERVICE ADVISOR TECHNIQUES 2.00
AUTOMOTIVE WELDING 1.00
BRAKE SYSTEMS 3.00
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 2 3.00
MANUAL DRIVE TRAIN AND AXLES 4.00

Third Term

AUTO TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE 4.00
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS 3 3.00
HYBRID DRIVETRAINS 2.00
ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS 2.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00

Fourth Term

CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS 3.00
ENGINE PERFORMANCE 1 3.00
ENGINE PERFORMANCE 2 4.00
CENTS & SENSIBILITY 1.00
APPLIED PHYSICS 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Additional Information

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

Maintaining a valid and clean driving record is important for your success in this industry.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.