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.

This program includes general studies courses that help round out your education and college transfer options.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: September 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: August 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Start

  • Application Opens: April 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Summer 2024 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Submit all checklist items by the application deadline. Apply early; 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 PC laptop or Android tablet, five years old or newer
  • Z87 ANSI rated safety glasses
  • Electrical hazard (EH) rated, slip-resistant safety-toe shoes/work boots
  • Required textbooks

How To Apply

  • Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
  • Submit a copy of one of the following to demonstrate your reading, writing and math skills:
      • High school GPA of 2.60 or above. Transcript must include completed coursework through the 11th grade.*
      • ACT, ACCUPLACER® or GED - 2014 Series (165 or higher).*
      • Prior college coursework may meet this requirement in whole or in part. Courses must be in the specific area(s), and you must have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in the courses.*
      • If none of the above apply, sign up for the ACCUPLACER® placement test.

*Unofficial copies of these documents can be sent to admissions@wctc.edu.

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

 

Program Details

WCTC Outreach

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Enrollment team by filling out our online form or by email at enroll@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/Service Technician
  • Automotive Salesperson
  • Automotive Service Advisor

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

$30,600 – $54,600 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.

Accreditation

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

ASE Accredited Training Program

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Program Pathway

Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Automotive Technology Pathway

Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work or volunteer experience.

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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.

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High School Dual Credit

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Credit for Prior Learning

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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.

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

 

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