55 Credits | 2 Years
Career Cluster: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
If you enjoy technology and solving problems, you might find a career as an automotive technician challenging as well as rewarding. Automobiles today are no longer merely mechanical. Many enjoy driving from one place to another in a high-tech machine but maintaining and repairing vehicles is no longer within reach for most owners. Turn your passion for automobiles into a stimulating career.
With an emphasis on hands-on experience, in the Automotive Technician program you'll learn essential service techniques including testing, repairing and rebuilding of basic automotive systems. Coursework will prepare you to diagnose and repair concerns in engines, drivetrains, brakes, electrical systems, steering, suspension, transmission systems as well as basic diesel, hybrid and alternative systems.
- Provide customer service
- Service automotive electrical/electronic systems
- Service automotive engine mechanical systems
- Service automotive engine performance systems
- Service automotive steering and suspension systems
- Service automotive brake systems
- Service automotive body electrical systems
- Service automotive transmission/transaxle systems
- Service automotive manual drive train and axle systems
- Service automotive heating and air conditioning systems
- Service automotive hybrid systems
- Service advanced automotive body electrical systems
- Service advanced automotive engine performance systems
- Service advanced automotive engine mechanical systems
WITC's automotive programs are nationally certified through the National Automotive Technician's Educational Foundation (NATEF) and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).
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Nationally certified program.
98% of graduates employed within six months.
This program has received certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
The automotive programs at WITC 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.
As an Automotive Technician student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. Graduates of this program also earn technical diplomas in Automotive Service Technician and Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician.
As a student of the program, you'll spend a lot of your time in the program's new lab space using WITC's state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
Complete the nationwide skills attainment tests as well as the Wisconsin state air conditioning mobile refrigeration test to receive the Automotive Service Excellence certification.
The Automotive Technician program includes studies in Automotive Fundamentals, Engine Repair, Suspension and Alignment, Automotive Transmissions, Advanced Body Electrical Systems, Welding for Mechanics and more.
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Automotive Technician Bachelor's Degree
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
55 Credits | 2 Years
$594 for books (including tax)
$3,700 for Tools, Supplies and Uniforms
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Automotive Technician Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain technical diplomas in Automotive Technician, Automotive Service Technician, and Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician.
After you complete your Automotive Technician technical diploma at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your associate degree, bachelor's degree and beyond.
Established by the U.S. Department of Education, Gainful Employment is available to help you make an informed decision about which career to pursue. This required information shows data about how WITC's technical diploma programs that receive federal financial aid lead to gainful employment in recognized careers.
Automotive Technician is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
NATEF evaluates each program's structure, resources and quality of automotive service training. They review this against standards established by industry experts and offer NATEF accreditation to programs that meet high quality requirements.
Learn more at www.asealliance.org.