Program Number: 31-602-3
School Year: 2017-2018
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
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
- $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.
- 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.
- Light Maintenance Technician
- Entry Level Automotive Repair Technician
- Under-Car Technician
- Parts Specialist
- Service Writer/Consultant
- 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.
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.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|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|
|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 Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||36|
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.
Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
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