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Automotive Maintenance Technician

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Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 31-404-3


For Information: 
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500



Overview
— Automotive Maintenance Technician is a one-year program designed to train you to service and repair the drivetrain, electrical and mechanical systems of automobiles. When employment opportunities arise, and with the employer’s and instructor’s consent, portions of this program may be taken off campus for co-op credit. The program is accredited by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

To be successful in the program, you will need a high degree of manual dexterity and the ability to interpret drawings found in service manuals. After admission to the program, you will need to have an automotive repair tool set.

 

Career Outlook — Automobile service technicians are needed to repair and maintain passenger cars and light trucks. Program graduates typically locate employment with automobile dealerships, service stations, specialized shops, general repair garages and franchise repair garages. Duties often entail new car predelivery inspection, car cleanup, lubrication, wheel alignment and balancing, electrical systems repair, engine repair and tuneup, automatic and manual transmission repair.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Use hand and power tools, and shop equipment, properly and safely
  • Locate technical data and service repair information 
  • Look up specifications in shop manuals
  • Service and repair the following systems: brake; steering and suspension; heating, cooling, and air conditioning; and exhaust, emission control, fuel delivery, and ignition systems
  • Provide minor service and repair on manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles, differentials, driveshafts and axle half shafts, and engines 
  • Service and repair (with an exposure to overhaul techniques) manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles, differentials, driveshafts and axle half shafts, engines, and electrical components
  • Perform routine service, such as lubrication, oil and filter change, tire balance and rotation, engine tuneup, and accessory service
  • Develop a working rapport with other employees
  • Exhibit the desire to remain current in the field


Preparation for Admission — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

A high school diploma or GED is recommended. 


Possible Careers:
Automobile Servicing Technician
Engine Repair
Powertrain Maintenance


Related Programs:
Auto Collision Repair and Finish Technician
Automotive Technology
Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

 

Start Dates: August/January

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

EIGHT-WEEK TERMS

Credits  

 

AUTO1-302

Powertrain Maintenance and Light Repair Fundamentals

 2

 

AUTO1-304

Powertrain Maintenance and Light Repair Lab ‡

 4

 

AUTO1-306

Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals

 2

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations

 1

 

AUTO1-308

Brakes and Steering Suspension Fundamentals

 2

AUTO1-310

Brakes and Steering Suspension Lab 1 ‡

 4

 

AUTO1-312

Brakes and Steering Suspension Lab 2 ‡

 2

 

AUTO1-314

Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals

 2

 

AUTO1-316

Electrical and Electronic Lab ‡

 4

 

AUTO1-318

Auto Instrumentation and Accessories ‡

 2

 

ENG-345

Communications 1

 1

 

AUTO1-322

Engine Control System 1 Fundamentals ‡

 2

 

AUTO1-324

Engine Control Systems 1 Lab ‡

 4

 

AUTO1-326

Engine Control Systems 2 Fundamentals/Lab ‡

 2

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 34

 

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.