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Automotive Technician

32-404-2 Technical Diploma (two-year)
Campus: Rice Lake
Financial Aid Eligible

Assessment. Repair. Quality Performance.

Automotive Technician is a four-semester program that will provide training in the eight content areas of the automobile. These areas are engine repair, automatic transmission and transaxles, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Students will also take courses in DC electricity, 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 Technician program includes the following pathway options:

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program Outcomes

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

Program Costs

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