Automotive Technician

Automotive Technician

Technical Diploma

Learn basic and more advanced automotive maintenance, repair, and diagnostics. Automotive technicians test, diagnose, and service electrical and mechanical systems and components found in today’s automotive vehicles, including engines, transmissions/ transaxles, fuel management systems, steering and suspension systems, climate control systems, brake systems, and hybrids. Graduates will be qualified for all eight areas of the ASE Certified Master Technician.

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Program Outline

Term: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1044214000 Intro to Welding Techniques
Description

Students will explore and perform basic welding techniques.

1.00
3180430200 Applied Technical Mathematics
Description

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

2.00
3240430100 Automotive Safety
Description

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
Description

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

1.00
3240430400 Electrical Principles
Description

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

1.00
3240430600 Automotive Electrical Wire Repair
Description

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

1.00
3240430800 Steering, Suspension, and Wheel and Tire
Description

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.

2.00
3240431000 Wheel Alignment
Description

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

1.00
3240431300 Battery and Lighting
Description

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

1.00
3240431500 Starting and Charging Systems
Description

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

1.00
3240431700 Automotive HVAC Systems
Description

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

1.00
Term: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1089010400 Professional Skills for Success
Description

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
Description

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
3240431900 Engine Repair Mechanical, Lubrication, and Cooling System
Description

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

3.00
3240432100 Disc and Drum Brakes
Description

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.

2.00
3240432500 Engine Performance Maintenance
Description

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
Description

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.

1.00
3240433000 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Fluid
Description

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
Description

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
Description

Students will practice entry-level service technican skills.

1.00
Term: 3
Course # Course Title Credits
3240434200 Advanced Brakes
Description

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.

1.00
3240434500 Hybrid Motors and Batteries
Description

Student will learn hybrid motor and battery operation and testing.

1.00
3240434700 Hybrid Manufacturer Specific Systems
Description

Student will survey manufacturer specific hybrid systems.

1.00
3240435200 Engine Repair Cylinder Head
Description

Student will perform service procedures on engine cylinder head. This is part of the ASE A1 Certification.

1.00
3240435400 Engine Repair Engine Block
Description

Student will perform service procedures on engine block. This is part of the ASE A1 Certification.

1.00
3240435600 Refrigerant Systems and AC Components
Description

Student will perform refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling procedures. Student will perform A/C system component replacement and diagnosis. This is part of the ASE A7 Certification.

1.00
3240435800 HVAC Controls
Description

Student will perform diagnosis of HVAC control systems. This is part of the ASE A7 Certification.

1.00
3240436000 Instrumentation Systems and Comfort and Convenience Accessories
Description

Student will perform diagnosis of gauges and warning systems. Student will perform diagnosis of electric motor driven accesories such as power windows and locks. This is part of the ASE A6 Certification.

1.00
3240436200 Anti theft and Security and Entertainment Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis of anti-theft and security systems. Student will perform diagnosis of entertainment systems. This is part of the ASE A6 Certification.

1.00
3240436400 Safety Systems and Module Reprogramming
Description

Student will perform diagnosis of horn and wiper systems. Student will perform module reprogramming procedures. This is part of the ASE A6 Certification.

1.00
3240436600 Automotive Occupational Operations
Description

Student will explore automotive occupational operations

1.00
3240436800 Automotive Business Operations
Description

Student will explore automotive business operations

1.00
3240437000 Advanced Steering Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of power steering and steering linkage. This is part of the ASE A4 Certification.

1.00
3240437200 Advanced Suspension Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of suspension components. This is part of the ASE A4 Certification.

1.00
Term: 4
Course # Course Title Credits
3240437400 Manual Driveline and Four Wheel and All Wheel Drive
Description

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of manual transmission/transaxle and Four-wheel and all-wheel drive. This is part of the ASE A3 Certification.

1.00
3240437600 Axles and Differentials
Description

Student will perform diagnose & repair of ring and pinion and differential assembly. This is part of the ASE A3 Certification.

1.00
3240437800 Manual Clutch and Transmission Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of the clutch and transmission systems. This is part of the ASE A3 Certification.

1.00
3240438000 Automatic Transmission Transaxle Diagnosis
Description

Student will perform advanced automatic transmission/transaxle diagnosis. This is part of the ASE A2 Certification.

1.00
3240438200 Automatic Transmission Transaxle Remove and Reinstall
Description

Student will remove and reinstall an automatic transmission/transaxle. This is part of the ASE A2 Certification.

1.00
3240438400 Automatic Transmission Transaxle Rebuild
Description

Student will perform transmission/transaxle rebuilding procedures. This is part of the ASE A2 Certification.

1.00
3240438600 Computerized Engine Controls Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis of computerized engine control system. This is part of the ASE A8 Certification.

1.00
3240438800 Ignition System
Description

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of ignition system. This is part of the ASE A8 Certification.

1.00
3240439000 Fuel and Aspiration Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of fuel supply and delivery systems. Student will perform diagnosis and repair of air induction systems. This is part of the ASE A8 Certification.

2.00
3240439200 EVAP and PCV Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of EVAP and PCV systems. This is part of the ASE A8 Certification.

1.00
3240439400 Post Combustion Emissions Control System
Description

Student will perform diagnosis and repair of catalytic converters, AIR, and EGR systems. This is part of the ASE A8 Certification.

1.00
3240439600 Automotive Diesel Operation
Description

Student will learn diesel engine and fuel system operation and diagnosis.

1.00
3240439800 Automotive Diesel Emissions
Description

Student will learn and diagnose diesel emission systems.

1.00
3240439900 Automotive Service Professional Simulation 2
Description

Students will continue to practice entry service technican skills with refinement on the concern, cause, and correction, including indepth diagnosis.

1.00

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

2021 Start Dates

January 6 May 7 September 1
February 1 June 7 October 4
March 1 July 5 November 1


2022 Start Dates

January 3 March 1 June 6
February 7 May 2 July 11

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

$8,785*

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.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive manual drive train and axles systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive automatic transmission/transaxle systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive steering and suspension steering systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive brake systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive electrical/electronic systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive engine performance systems.

Your Potential Careers

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Technical Specialist
  • Shop Foreman
  • Service Manager
  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Automotive Parts Specialist
  • Automotive Service Advisor

Median Annual Salary

$36,374 $37,927 $39,214
Local State National

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

This program is designed to be completed in 2 years.

This program will cost $9,296.00 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 $unknown 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