Automotive Technician

Program Number: 32-404-2
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (2 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Learn how to diagnose, service and repair all eight major automobile systems and become a qualified auto mechanic through Moraine Park’s Automotive Technician technical diploma program.

About the Program

Whether you have the mechanical aptitude or just have passion for cars, Moraine Park’s two-year Automotive Technician program will provide the skillset needed to accurately diagnose, maintain and repair all types of vehicles. As the industry sees a greater variety of makes and models, it also sees increased demand for qualified auto mechanics to repair these new and complex technologies. Apply to this program today be one step closer to preparing for the ASE certification testing and becoming a confident and skilled automotive mechanic. 

What You'll Learn

Students will experience hands-on training from instructors who bring years of professional experience in the automobile industry to the classroom. Learn how to successfully perform diagnosis, service and repair of multiple automotive systems including automotive transmission/transaxles, steering and suspension, and brakes. Acquire certification for Federal EPA and State of Wisconsin in mobile refrigerant recovery and recycling.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
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Career Opportunities
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Additional Program Requirements
Transfer Opportunities
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 internal combustion engines.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive automatic transmission/transaxles systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive manual drive train and axles systems.
  • 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.
  • Acquire certification for Federal EPA and State of Wisconsin in mobile refrigerant recovery and recycling.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of automotive engine performance systems.
  • Prepare for ASE certification testing.
Career Opportunities
  • Automotive Technician
  • Automotive Specialist
  • Parts Specialist
  • Service Advisor/Writer
Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details


    Additional Program Requirements
    Students must wear Moraine Park approved program uniform. Tool kit recommended for purchase for this program.
    Transfer Opportunities
    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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    NumberTitleCrs
    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
    602-133Shop Simulation/Internship 12
    602-197Engine Performance 13
    801-310Occupational Communication2
     - OR - 
    801-136English Composition 13
    806-1xxScience Course3
    Total 18
     
    Semester 3
    602-123Engine Repair 23
    602-134Shop Simulation/Internship 22
    602-196Climate Control Systems3
    602-198Engine Performance 24
    809-300Occupational Success Strategies2
     - OR - 
    801-136English Composition 13
    Total 14
     
    Semester 4
    602-109Auto Transmission/Transaxle4
    602-132Light Duty Diesel Engine Operation2
     - OR - 
    602-137Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems2
    602-149Manual Drive Train and Axles4
    602-195Advanced Chassis Systems2
    Total 12
     
    Total Credits60
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