Automotive Maintenance Technician

Automotive Maintenance Technician

Degree Type

45-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

31-602-3

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

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

Summer 2022 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.

  • Automotive/Service Technician
  • Automotive Salesperson
  • Automotive Service Advisor

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

$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

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

3

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

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