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Auto Maintenance Technician

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Program Number: 31-602-3
School Year: 2017-2018
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

The automotive industry is changing due to vehicles that deliver improved fuel economy, complex safety systems, higher performance, and added comfort features. Moraine Park Technical College’s one-year Auto Maintenance Technician program will give students a great start to an automotive career. Students will develop skills to obtain employment to diagnose, service, and repair automobiles and light trucks.

If students decide to continue their education, all credits transfer to the two-year Automotive Technology associate of applied science degree.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $28,077

Approximate Costs

  • $132.20 per credit (resident)
  • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive steering and suspension systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive brake systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive electrical/electronic systems.
  • Perform engine parts identification and mechanical test procedures.
  • Perform ignition and fuel system tests and repairs.
  • Prepare for ASE certification testing.

Career Opportunities

  • Light Maintenance Technician
  • Entry Level Automotive Repair Technician
  • Under-Car Technician
  • Parts Specialist
  • Service Writer/Consultant

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

Gainful Employment Data

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Program Admission Requirement


  • 998-171 Auto New Student Orientation

Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
602-104 Brake Systems 3
602-107 Auto Service Fundamentals 2
602-124 Steering and Suspension Systems 3
602-125 Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 2
623-105 Metals for Technicians 1
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 20
 
Term 2
442-101 Welding for Automotive Technicians 1
602-103 Engine Repair 1 2
602-127 Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 3
602-128 Electrical and Electronic Systems 3 3
602-197 Engine Performance 1 3
806-137 Comprehensive Technical Physics 4
Total 16
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 36

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

Academic Planner

Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.