Auto Maintenance Technician

Automotive maintenance technicians conduct routine maintenance and basic repairs on cars and light trucks. Their job requires highly technical skills to use computerized equipment, along with traditional tools, to complete routine service work that includes oil changes, tune-ups, fluid level checks, tire rotations; replacement of worn parts such as brake pads or wheel bearings; and diagnostic testing. In the technical diploma program, gain knowledge and skills needed to work on a variety of systems such as engine, drive train, brakes, electrical, and steering and suspension. Also develop an understanding of hybrid vehicle safety, advanced chassis systems, and transmissions and transaxles. Training involves a combination of classroom instruction and lab experience.

Prepare for jobs such as automotive technician, service technician, mechanic or express technician. Credits earned in the 24-credit program can be applied to this 46-credit Automotive Maintenance Technician program.

Program Name: 
Auto Maintenance Technician
Program Number: 
31-602-3
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Technical Diploma
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Employment Snapshot

Median Salary Six Months After Graduation: 
$28,078
Wisconsin TechConnect Job Openings for this Career Program: 

34 in the last year.
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