Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

Degree Type

21-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

30-602-3

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Automotive technicians use computerized equipment and traditional tools to complete basic repairs, handle routine maintenance and conduct diagnostic tests on cars and light trucks. In this program, gain skills to work on a variety of systems such as engine, drive train, brakes, electrical, steering and suspension. Training includes classroom and lab instruction.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any computer or tablet within five years or newer
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

WCTC supplies all other tools for this program.

How To Apply

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

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

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.

  • Express Oil Change Technician
  • Brake and Alignment Technician
  • Tire Installer

$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.

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

Earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) student certifications in Brakes; Steering and Suspension; and Automotive HVAC.

2

Advance your career by applying credits earned in this technical diploma to the Automotive Technology associate degree.

3

Students can earn the EPA 609 Refrigerant Recycling certification.

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