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
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.

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.

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.

3240430800 Steering, Suspension, Inspection, and Light Repair 1.00
Description and Competencies

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

3240431300 Battery and Lighting Systems 1.00
Description and Competencies

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

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.

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.

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.

3240432700 Manual Drivetrain Fluid Service and Repair 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.

3240433000 Automatic Transmission Service 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.

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.

3240433800 Automotive Service Professional Simulation 1 1.00
Description and Competencies

Students will practice entry-level service technician skills.

3240434200 Hydraulic and Mechanical Brake Systems 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.

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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Flexible Pace


2022 Start Dates

January 5 May 2 September 6
February 7 June 6 October 3
March 1 July 11 November 7


2023 Start Dates

January 9 May 8
February 6 June 5
March 6 July 3

 

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

$4,182*

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
Local State National

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