Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technician

Technical Diploma

Learn skills necessary for entry-level automotive industry positions such as basic automotive maintenance, repair, and diagnostics. Test, diagnose, and service electrical and mechanical systems and components found in today’s vehicles, including engines, transmissions/transaxles, fuel management systems, steering and suspension systems, climate control systems, brake systems, and hybrids.

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1044214000 Intro to Welding Techniques 1.00
Description and Competencies

Students will explore and perform basic welding techniques.

Competencies
10442140C00 Intro to Welding Techniques

Students will explore and perform basic welding techniques.

1.00
1089010400 Professional Skills for Success 1.00
Description and Competencies

This course provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding of what it takes to become a professional employee. This course will focus on the development the interpersonal skills of emotional intelligence, communication, teamwork, negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving, and decision making in a professional setting.

Competencies
10890104C00 Professional Skills for Success

This course provides the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of what it takes to become a professional employee. This course will focus on the development the interpersonal skills of emotional intelligence, communication, teamwork, negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving and decision making in a professional setting.

1.00
1089010700 Ethics for the Workplace 1.00
Description and Competencies

This course offers the opportunity to develop your ability to recognize and make ethical decisions in the workplace. The focus will be on the recognition and development of values. Expansion of ethical values will focus on demonstrating respect through dignity, diversity, and equality while enhancing guiding actions with the principles of confidentiality, honesty, and transparency in business and in conduct towards others.

Competencies
10890107C00 Ethics for the Workplace

This course offers the opportunity to develop your ability to recognize and make ethical decisions in the workplace. The focus will be on the recognition and development of values. Expansion of ethical values will focus on demonstrating respect through dignity, diversity and equality while enhancing guiding actions with the principles of confidentiality, honesty, and transparency in business and in conduct towards others.

1.00
3180430200 Applied Technical Mathematics 2.00
Description and Competencies

Develops skills in using mathematics principles, essential to the technical service and production workplace, through applied learning contexts. Content includes whole numbers, fractions, percent, graphs, fundamentals of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, and tools and techniques for precision measurement. Accuplacer Arithmetic score >= 61 or TABE Math Comp score >= 10 or ACT Math score >= 17

Competencies
1080410700 College Mathematics

Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of arithmetic and algebra, geometry and trigonometry, probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurement within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying the Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures, and summarizing and analyzing data. Recommended: pre-algebra or appropriate placement scores. Accuplacer Algebra score >= 35 or ACT Math score >= 18

3.00
31804302C01 Geometry Skills

Develops skills in using mathematics principles, essential to the technical service and production workplace, through applied learning contexts. Content includes geometry and trigonometry, and tools and techniques for precision measurement. Corequisite(s): 10-442-112-02 Print Reading and Sketching.

1.00
31804302C02 Math Skills

Develops skills in using mathematics principles, essential to the technical service and production workplace, through applied learning contexts. Content includes whole numbers, fractions, percent, graphs, and fundamentals of algebra. Corequisite(s): 10-442-112-02 Print Reading and Sketching.

1.00
3240430100 Automotive Safety 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will demonstrate competence in automotive safety. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404301C00 Automotive Safety

Student will demonstrate competence in automotive safety. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

1.00
3240430200 Automotive Service Fundamental Procedures 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will demonstrate basic automotive service procedures. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404302C00 Automotive Service Fundamental Procedures

Student will demonstrate basic automotive service procedures. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

1.00
3240430400 Electrical Principles 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will summarize electrical principles. his is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

Competencies
32404304C00 Electrical Principles

Student will summarize electrical principles. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

1.00
3240430600 Automotive Electrical Wire Repair 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perform basic electrical testing procedures. his is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

Competencies
32404306C00 Automotive Electrical Wire Repair

Student will diagnose and repair electrical wire. his is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

1.00
3240430800 Steering, Suspension, and Wheel and Tire 2.00
Description and Competencies

Student will inspect, diagnose, and repair steering and suspension systems, along with repair wheels and tires. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404308C01 Steering and Suspension System Inspection

Student will inspect steering and suspension systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.50
32404308C02 Steering and Suspension System Struts and Shocks

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of steering and suspension systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.75
32404308C03 Wheels and Tires

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of wheel and tire systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.75
3240431000 Wheel Alignment 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perfrom wheel alignment inspection and repair. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404310C01 Wheel Alignment Inspection

Student will perform inspection procedure required for wheel alignments. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.25
32404310C02 Wheel Alignment Repair

Student will perform four wheel alignment procedures.This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.75
3240431300 Battery and Lighting 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will diagnose, service, and repair automotive battery and lighting systems. his is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

Competencies
32404313C01 Battery Service

Student will diagnose, service, and repair automotive battery systems. his is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

0.50
32404313C02 Lighting Systems

Student will diagnose, service, and repair automotive lighting systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

0.50
3240431500 Starting and Charging Systems 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will diagnose, service, and repair automotive charging and starting systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

Competencies
32404315C01 Charging System

Student will diagnose, service, and repair automotive charging systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

0.50
32404315C02 Starting Systems

Student will diagnose, service, and repair automotive starting systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

0.50
3240431700 Automotive HVAC Systems 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perform general A/C diagnosis and repair. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

Competencies
32404317C00 Automotive HVAC Systems

Student will perform general A/C diagnosis and repair. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

1.00
3240431900 Engine Repair Mechanical, Lubrication, and Cooling System 3.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perform engine mechanical diagnosis procedures and lubrication and cooling systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404319C01 Engine Repair Mechanical System

Student will perform engine mechanical diagnosis procedures. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

1.50
32404319C02 Engine Repair Lubrication and Cooling Systems

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of the lubrication and cooling systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

1.50
3240432100 Disc and Drum Brakes 2.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perform general brake system inspection and diagnosis. Diagnose and repair drum and disc brakes along with wheel bearings and parking brakes. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404321C01 General Brakes Procedures

Student will perform general brake system inspection and diagnosis. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.50
32404321C02 Drum Brakes

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of drum brake systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.50
32404321C03 Disc Brakes

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of disc brake systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.75
32404321C04 Wheel Bearings and Parking Brakes

Student will perform diagnosis and repair wheel bearings and parking brakes. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.25
3240432500 Engine Performance Maintenance 1.00
Description and Competencies

Students will perform general diagnosis and repair procedure of engine performance systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

Competencies
32404325C00 Engine Performance Maintenance

Students will perform general diagnosis and repair procedure of engine performance systems. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

1.00
3240432700 Manual Drivetrain and Axles Maintenance 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perform fluid service and diagnosis and drive shaft & CV shaft diagnosis & repair. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404327C01 Manual Drivetrain Fluid Service

Student will perform fluid service and diagnosis. his is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair Certification ASE G1.

0.50
32404327C02 Manual Drivetrain Repair

Student will perform drive shaft & CV shaft diagnosis & repair. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

0.50
3240433000 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Fluid 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perform basic automatic transmission/transaxle diagnosis and fluid service. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404330C00 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Fluid

Student will perform basic automatic transmission/transaxle diagnosis and fluid service. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

1.00
3240433300 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Maintenance and Repair 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perform in-vehicle automatic transmission/transaxle repairs. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

Competencies
32404333C00 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Maintenance and Repair

Student will perform in-vehicle automatic transmission/transaxle repairs. This is part of the Maintenance and Light Repair ASE G1.

1.00
3240433800 Automotive Service Professional Simulation 1 1.00
Description and Competencies

Students will practice entry-level service technican skills.

Competencies
32404338C00 Automotive Service Professional Simulation 1

Students will practice entry-level service technican skills.

1.00
3240434200 Advanced Brakes 1.00
Description and Competencies

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of master cylinders, brake lines, brake power assist units, and electronic brake control systems. This is part of the ASE A5 Certification.

Competencies
32404342C01 Brake Hydraulic System

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of master cylinders and brake lines. This is part of the ASE A5 Certification.

0.25
32404342C02 Power Assist Brake Units

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of brake power assist units. This is part of the ASE A5 Certification.

0.25
32404342C03 Electronic Brake Control System

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of electronic brake control systems. This is part of the ASE A5 Certification.

0.50

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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On-Campus Labs

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Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Personalized Pace


2020 Start Dates

January 8 May 8 September 2
February 3 June 1 October 5
March 2 July 6 November 2

2021 Start Dates

January 6 March 1 June 7
February 1 May 7 July 5

What is Competency-Based Education?

Competency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. Once all competencies for a program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Approximate Cost

$4,233*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive internal combustion engines; automatic transmission/transaxle systems; manual drive train and axles systems; steering and suspension steering systems; brake systems; electrical/electronic systems; heating and air conditioning systems; and engine performance systems.

Your Potential Careers

  • Automotive Service Technician

Median Annual Salary

$35,140 $37,138 $38,818
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EMSI 2020.1

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year.
 
This program will cost $5,236.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
 
Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $12,925.00 of debt.
 
The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Wisconsin
 
For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:   https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/search/?name=Nicolet%20Area%20Technical%20College&sort=salary:desc