Automotive Technician Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Automotive Technician

Technical Diploma

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.

program at a Glance

Automotive Technician 54 Credit Technical Diploma

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

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

Average Starting Salary

$35,776 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 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
  • Drivability Technician
  • Tune-Up Technician
  • Fuel System Technician
  • Alignment Technician
  • Brake Technician
  • Air Conditioning Technician

Course List

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Course List

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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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