Automotive Technology - General Option

Automotive Technology - General Option

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-602-3

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 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

WCTC Outreach

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 working on cars, have a knack for troubleshooting and problem solving issues with automobiles, possess a strong work ethic and enjoy working with customers, a job in the automotive technology industry might be for you.

  • Automotive Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Mechanic

$28,000 – $54,000 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 through a technical internship at an area automotive dealership or repair shop.

2

Students can earn 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

Students can earn the EPA 609 Refrigerant Recycling certification.

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Automotive Technology-General. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

College Program Name Credit Awards
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBBA Technical SalesJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount

 

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