Automotive Service Technician is a new WITC program. No graduate follow-up information is currently available.
Typical positions available at automobile dealerships or repair shops after graduation include:
Brake technicians diagnose brake system problems, adjust brakes, replace brake rotors and pads, and make other repairs on brake systems. Some technicians specialize in both brake and front-end work.
Drivability Technicians, also known as diagnostic technicians, use their extensive knowledge of engine management and fuel, electrical, ignition and emissions systems to diagnose issues that prevent engines from performing efficiently. They often use the onboard diagnostic system of a car and electronic testing equipment such as scan tools and multimeters to find the malfunction.
Additional opportunities include:
Automotive Service Technician
Suspension and Alignment Technician
Quick Service Technician
You can continue your education to obtain the Automotive Technician two-year technical diploma at WITC, and continue your education to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond.
The Automotive Technician program at WITC has articulation agreements with University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Potential careers available with further education include:
- Automotive Service Center Manager
- Automotive Engineer
- Automotive Engineering Technician
Potential Starting Wages:
Hear From Graduates
"When you got to school here, you really felt like you were in a professional field. The vehicles that we worked on were actual customer vehicles, so you were held accountable for that."
The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017.