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automotive technology


    Video: Automotive Technology

    Program Number: 10-602-3
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Fond du Lac
    This program is eligible for financial aid

    Program Description

    The Automotive Technology program is offered as a four-semester associate degree. Students learn to diagnose, service, and repair all eight major systems of the automobile which includes engine mechanical, engine performance, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train, brakes, steering and suspension, climate control, and electrical and electronic systems. Mechanical aptitude, communication skills and an interest in the automotive industry are important to a successful automotive technician career. Graduates of the associate degree program have opportunities to further their education that may lead beyond the projected career paths of technicians in dealerships or other automotive repair facilities, service specialists, parts specialists, or as service writers/consultants. This program prepares students for ASE certification.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $34,577

    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

    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
    Semester 3
    602-123 Engine Repair 2 3
    602-196 Climate Control Systems 3
    602-198 Engine Performance 2 4
    801-1xx Communication Course 3
    809-195 Economics 3
    Total 16
    Semester 4
    602-109 Auto Transmission/Transaxle 4
    602-132 Light Duty Diesel Engine Operation 2
     - OR - 
    602-137 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems 2
    602-149 Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
    602-195 Advanced Chassis Systems 2
    809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
    Total 15
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 64

    Institutional Requirements

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

    Additional Program Requirements

    Students must wear Moraine Park approved program uniform. Tool kit recommended for purchase for this program.

    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.

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