Automotive Technology

Program Number: 10-602-3
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Experience top-notch training through the two-year Automotive Technology program at Moraine Park Technical College where you’ll earn the qualifications needed to become a skilled professional in the automotive tech industry.

About the Program

With the increasingly complex automotive engineering technology, qualified automotive technicians are in high demand. Moraine Park’s Automotive Technology program provides the expert training and environment needed to become a certified professional who knows how to diagnose, maintain and repair vehicles in today’s auto industry. If you have a love for cars or are looking for a fun, exciting career, apply today to start preparing for ASE certification testing and become a skilled automotive tech.

What You'll Learn

Students learn to diagnose, service and repair through hands-on training from experienced professionals. Graduates repair all eight major systems of the automobile through advanced auto technology which includes engine mechanical, engine performance, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train, brakes, steering and suspension, climate control, and electrical and electronic systems.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
Additional Program Requirements
Special Admission Requirements
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
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/transaxle 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 Writer/Consultant
Admission Process

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    Additional Program Requirements
    Students must wear Moraine Park approved program uniform. Tool kit recommended for purchase for this program.
    Special Admission Requirements

    998-171 Auto New Student Orientation

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

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

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    Semester 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    602-104Brake Systems3
    602-107Auto Service Fundamentals2
    602-124Steering and Suspension Systems3
    602-125Electrical and Electronic Systems 12
    804-107College Mathematics3
    890-101**College 1012
    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
    Semester 3
    602-123Engine Repair 23
    602-196Climate Control Systems3
    602-198Engine Performance 24
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    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
    809-199Psychology of Human Relations3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements64