Automotive Maintenance Technician

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-404-3
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Automotive Maintenance Technician Diploma

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Expand your employment options by gaining skills to service and repair the drive train, and electrical and mechanical systems of automobiles through this program. Co-op credit may be an option.

Job duties may include new car predelivery inspection; wheel alignment and balancing; electrical systems, engine and transmission repair.

You can earn the Automotive Express Lube Technician certificate on the way to completing this technical diploma.

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) AUTO1-300 Express Service ^ 2
(1) AUTO1-302 Powertrain Maintenance and Light Repair Fundamentals 2
(1) AUTO1-304 Powertrain Maintenance and Light Repair Lab ‡ 4
(1) AUTO1-306 Heating and Air Conditioning Fundamentals 2
(1) AUTO1-308 Brakes, Steering Suspension Fundamentals ^ 2
(1) AUTO1-310 Brakes, Steering, Suspension Lab 1 ‡ ^ 4
(1) AUTO1-312 Brakes, Steering, Suspension Lab 2 ‡ ^ 2
(2) AUTO1-314 Electrical and Electronics Fundamentals 2
(2) AUTO1-316 Electrical and Electronics Lab ‡ 4
(2) AUTO1-318 Auto Instrumentation and Accessories ‡ 2
(2) AUTO1-322 Engine Control Systems 1 Fundamentals ‡ 2
(2) AUTO1-324 Engine Control Systems 1 Lab ‡ 4
(2) AUTO1-326 Engine Control Systems 2 Fundamentals/Lab ‡ 2
(2) ENG-340 Workplace Communication 2

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Automotive Express Lube Technician certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Practice safe techniques when servicing automobiles
  • Estimate automotive repair and order replacement parts
  • Communicate and respond to customers’ needs
  • Use tools and equipment to diagnose and service automobile systems

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.

Possible Careers

Automobile Maintenance and Servicing Technician
Engine Repair
Powertrain Maintenance Repair Technician
Service Writer/Adviser/Dispatcher
Parts Counter Person or Wholesale Salesperson


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This program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176;



Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020