Auto Maintenance Technician

Program Number: 31-602-3
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Moraine Park’s Automotive Maintenance Technician program provides students expert training to diagnose and repair vehicles using high-tech automotive equipment. 

About the Program

The one-year Automotive Maintenance Technician program at Moraine Park Technical College provides students the hands-on experience and extensive training needed to adapt to the rapidly changing automotive industry and prepare for entry-level vehicle repair jobs. Learn the skills necessary to test, diagnose and service vehicles that deliver improved fuel economy, complex safety systems and higher performance features.

What You'll Learn

Students receive hands-on training through Moraine Park’s automotive classes to become a front-end troubleshooter who performs diagnosis, service and repair of complex automotive systems. Work with the latest computerized diagnostic equipment to identify common problems found in a vehicle. Prepare for ASE certification testing and continue your education through Moraine Park’s Automotive Technology associate degree to advance your career opportunities in the automotive industry.

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Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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

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    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
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    Semester 1
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    602-104Brake Systems3
    602-107Auto Service Fundamentals2
    602-124Steering and Suspension Systems3
    602-125Electrical and Electronic Systems 12
    804-107College Mathematics3
    890-101College 1012
    Total 16
    Semester 2
    602-103Engine Repair 12
    602-127Electrical and Electronic Systems 23
    602-128Electrical and Electronic Systems 33
    602-197Engine Performance 13
    801-136English Composition 13
    806-1xxScience Course3
    Total 17
    Total Credits33