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Automotive Service Technician

31-404-2 Technical Diploma (one-year)
Campus: Superior
Financial Aid Eligible

Assessment. Repair. Quality Performance.

Automotive Service Technician is a two semester, nine month, program designed to provide students with skills necessary for entry-level automotive industry positions. Students will learn automotive maintenance, repair, and diagnosis. Training will be provided in the areas of engine repair, suspension and alignment, steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, and body electrical systems. Students will also take courses in DC electricity, applied information resources, communications, and mathematics.

Special Features

This program has received certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). See their Web sites at and

The Automotive programs at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College have adopted new certification(s) established by The National Coalition of Certifications (NC3).

NC3 was established to address the need for strong industry partnerships with educational institutions in order to develop, implement, and sustain industry-recognized certifications that have strong validation and assessment standards.

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Automotive Service Technician program includes the following pathway option:

Automotive Service Technician is also a pathway option in the following program:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect Automotive Service Technician graduates to be able to:

Program Costs

This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.

WITC is a National Automotive Technicians Educuation Foundation Certified Program in all 8 areas.