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

Automotive maintenance technicians use high-tech and traditional equipment to complete service work, replace worn parts and conduct diagnostic tests on vehicles. In this program, gain skills to work on engines, drive trains, brakes, electrical, steering and suspension systems. Develop knowledge of hybrid vehicle safety, advanced chassis systems, and transmissions and transaxles. Training combines classroom and lab instruction.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

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

Spring 2021 Start

  • Submit application by January 5, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021

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
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

WCTC supplies all other tools for this program.

How To Apply

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

 

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 Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Express Technician

$22,000 – $39,000 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

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

3

Earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) student certifications in Electrical/Electronics, Automatic Transmissions, Manual Transmissions and Engine Performance.

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