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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

    • $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

    Visit the Admissions Page for details

    Program Admission Requirement

    • 998-171 Auto New Student Orientation


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    602-104 Brake Systems 3
    602-107 Auto Service Fundamentals 2
    602-124 Steering and Suspension Systems 3
    602-125 Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 2
    804-107 College Mathematics 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 16
    Semester 2
    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
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    806-1xx Science Course 3
    Total 17
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 33

    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.