Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technician

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

Term 1
Course # Course Title Credits
3180410100 Math Skills
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, and fundamentals of algebra. Corequisite: 1044210300 Print Reading.

1.00
3180410200 Geometry Skills
Description

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: 1044210300 Print Reading.

1.00
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, Inspection, and Light Repair
Description

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

1.00
3240440100 Wheel and Tire Service
Description

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

1.00
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
1044214000 Intro to Welding Techniques
Description

Students will explore and perform basic welding techniques.

1.00
3240431300 Battery and Lighting Systems
Description

Student will diagnose, service, and repair automotive battery and lighting systems. This 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
3189010400 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
3189010700 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
3240441500 Engine Repair Mechanical System
Description

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

1.00
3240442000 Engine Lubrication Systems
Description

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

1.00
3240442500 Engine Cooling Systems
Description

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

1.00
3240443000 Drum Brakes
Description

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

1.00
3240443600 Disc Brakes
Description

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

1.00
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 Fluid Service and Repair
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 Service
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
3240433800 Automotive Service Professional Simulation 1
Description

Students will practice entry-level service technician skills.

1.00
3240434200 Hydraulic and Mechanical Brake Systems
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

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

$4,250*

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

$38,394 $39,798 $39,946
Local State National

EMSI 2022.1

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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