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
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
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
Term: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
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
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
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 technician skills.

1.00
Term: 3
Course # Course Title Credits
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
3240435600 HVAC System Service
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
3240436200 Entertainment and Comfort 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. Prerequisite: 3240445000 Automotive Data Communication Systems (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00
3240436400 Safety and Anti-theft Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis of horn and wiper systems. Student will perform module reprogramming procedures. This is part of the ASE A6 Certification. Prerequisites: 3240445000 Automotive Data Communication Systems (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 3240444500 Automotive Sensors and Diagnostics (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

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
Term: 4
Course # Course Title Credits
3240438600 Computerized Engine Controls Systems
Description

Student will perform diagnosis of computerized engine control system. This is part of the ASE A8 Certification. Prerequisites: 3240445000 Automotive Data Communication Systems (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed) and 3240444500 Automotive Sensors and Diagnostics (C or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00
3240439400 Exhaust Related Emission Controls
Description

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

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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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

$8,877*

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
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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