Automotive Technology Associate Degree | Northcentral Technical College

Automotive Technology

Associate Degree

The Automotive Technology Associate Degree program provides entry-level skills necessary to enter into and excel in the automotive service and repair industry. Automotive theories are built upon by extensive hands-on training in an active shop environment. The automotive industry has a high demand for qualified technicians who complete automotive training programs. Future job opportunities for automotive technicians are expected to be plentiful. Learners taking the Automotive Technology Associate Degree program may build upon their education and experience to find employment in managerial and supervisory roles as well. Many technicians with advanced skills eventually find employment with manufacturers of new vehicles or their suppliers, or related businesses within the transportation industry. The Automotive Technology Associate Degree program is accredited as a Master Automobile Service Technician (MAST) program. The highest obtainable automotive program level by the National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF). Potential occupations include: Automotive Technician, Specialty Technician, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Master Technician and Fleet Technician (Commercial).

program at a Glance

Automotive Technology 68 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo General Studies Only
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$13,598 (Tuition: $10988, Books: $2610)

Average Starting Salary

$23,140 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

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

Potential Careers

  • Automotive Technician
  • Specialty Technician
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Master Technician
  • Fleet Technician (Commercial)

Course List

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Course List

Program Accreditation

The Automotive Technology Associate Degree program is accredited as a Master Automobile Service Technician (MAST) program. The highest obtainable automotive program level by the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation (NATEF).

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Additional program Information

 

Driver’s Record

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

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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