Automotive Technology - General Option

68-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The Automotive Technology -- General Option was developed to fill the growing need for highly professional, technically competent technicians for automotive dealerships. Learn on the latest automotive vehicles, components, educational materials and state-of-the-art equipment available. Training will include engines, fuel management, electronics, transmissions/transaxles, brakes, air conditioning and hybrids.

  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school automotive classes
  • Prepare for jobs such as automotive technician, auto mechanic or service technician
  • Internship opportunities are available and provide technical, hands-on experience.
  • Become ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified.
  • Earn EPA Refrigerant Recycling certification
  • Select programs may transfer to other institutions
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $25,000-$31,000
    • Average Salary: $27,123
    • Median Salary: $26,188
    • Average Hourly Wage: $12.50
    • Three-year Average Salary: $27,570

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 442-131 Automotive Welding Fundamental2  
 602-104 Brake Systems3 *
 602-107 Auto Service Fundamentals2  
 602-124 Steering & Suspension Systems3 *
 602-125 Electrical&Electronic Systems12 *
 801-136 English Composition 13+*
 804-113 College Technical Math 1A3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-103 Engine Repair 12 *
 602-106 Auto Service Consulting & Est1 *
 602-127 Electrical&Electronic Systems23 *
 602-196 Climate Control Systems3 *
 602-197 Engine Performance 13 *
 801-197 Technical Reporting3 *
 806-139 Survey of Physics3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
18
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-108 Intro to Light Duty Diesel Eng1 *
 602-123 Engine Repair 23 *
 602-128 Electrical&Electronic Systems33 *
 602-198 Engine Performance 24 *
 809-195 Economics3+*
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
17
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-105 Introduction to Hybrid Safety1 *
 602-109 Auto Transmission/Transaxle4 *
 602-149 Manual Drive Train and Axles4 *
 602-190 Co-Op Dealership Experience I1 *
 602-195 Advanced Chassis Systems2 *
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
15
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Mark Krause

Mark Krause

Phone: 262.691.5517

Education

  • WTCS Certified

Certifications

  • A.S.E. Master Technician
  • Certified Line Technician General Motors
Program instructor, Don Oremus

Don Oremus

Phone: 262.691.5465

Education

  • AAS, Wyoming Technical Institute

Certifications

  • ASE Master Technician, GM Certified Instructor, Toyota Certified Instructor