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Automotive Maintenance Technician

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Degree Type
45-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

Time to Degree
2 years

Start Date

How You'll Learn

  • On Campus
  • Daytime

This program addresses the growing need for highly professional, competent technicians to work in automotive dealerships. Learn on the latest automotive vehicles, components, educational materials and state-of-the-art equipment available. Develop knowledge on engines, fuel management, electronics, transmissions/transaxles, brakes and air conditioning, and get an introduction to hybrids and diesel technology.

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an enrollment counselor.

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Contact Us

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Potential Careers

If you like fixing cars and trucks, a career in the automotive field may be right for you. Those tasked with maintaining and repairing vehicles are mechanical problem solvers who enjoy working with their hands.

  • Automotive/Service Technician
  • Automotive Salesperson
  • Automotive Service Advisor
High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

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Career Salaries

$25,200 – $39,200 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

Financial Aid

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. Gain hands-on learning in real-world settings through technical internship experiences.
  2. Students can earn the EPA 609 Refrigerant Recycling certification and all eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) student certifications:

  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  1. Advance your career by applying credits earned in this technical diploma to the Automotive Technology associate degree.


This program has achieved the ASE Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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