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    auto maintenance technician


      Program Number: 31-602-3
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Technical Diploma (1 year)
      Campus: Fond du Lac
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      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

      • $33,277

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details

      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

      Program Admission Requirement

      • 998-171 Auto New Student Orientation


      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
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements33

      Institutional Requirements

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

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      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.