Automotive Technology - Comprehensive

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 10-602-6
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August/October

About the Automotive Technology - Comprehensive Degree


Bumper-to-bumper diagnostics, repairs and preventive maintenance will be taught on automobiles and light trucks. The Automotive Technology programs are: Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training), MOPAR CAP (Career Automotive Program) and CART (Comprehensive Automotive Repair Technology). Manufacturer credentials are earned in ASSET and CAP programs.

The demand for trained automotive technicians is high.

You can earn the Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.


Related Programs

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Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair

Get your career started quickly with the skills employers seek for light-duty repair technicians. You will learn to perform basic maintenance and repairs on automotive electrical, brake, steering, suspension and climate control systems.

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Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

This program prepares you for servicing equipment powered by diesel or natural gas fueled engines, such as construction equipment and marine applications, with emphasis on the heavy truck field.

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
AUTO2-150 Automotive Fundamentals ^ 2
AUTO2-151 Electrical Systems 1 ‡ ^ 4
AUTO2-152 Automotive Climate Control ‡ ^ 2
AUTO2-154 Fuel Management 1 ‡ ^ 2
AUTO2-161 Express Service ‡ ^ 3
AUTO2-164 Applied Automotive Experience 1 ‡ 1
ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
AUTO2-147 Electrical Systems 2 ‡ ^ 2
AUTO2-153 Alignment, Suspension and Steering ‡ ^ 3
AUTO2-159 Automotive Brakes ‡ ^ 4
AUTO2-165 Applied Automotive Experience 2 ‡ 1
ECON-195 Economics ^
(or) ECON-219 Personal Finance and Consumer Economics
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
AUTO2-148 Manual Transmissions and Drivelines ‡ 2
AUTO2-155 Fuel Management 2 ‡ 4
AUTO2-160 Automotive Accessories ‡ 3
AUTO2-166 Applied Automotive Experience 3 ‡ 1
GEOSCI-112 Principles of Sustainability
(or) Any 200-level BIOSCI, CHEM, GEOSCI or PHYS course
AUTO2-156 Fuel Management 3 ‡ 4
AUTO2-157 Engine Concepts ‡ 4
AUTO2-158 Automotive Transmissions ‡ 4
AUTO2-167 Applied Automotive Experience 4 ‡ 1
ENG-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
(or) Any 200-level ENG course

‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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

To see course descriptions, class times and locations, visit the full course catalog (link).

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.

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

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive internal combustion engines
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive automatic transmission/transaxle systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive manual drive train and axles systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive steering and suspension systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive brake systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive electrical and electronic systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive engine performance systems

Career Outlook

The demand for trained automotive technicians is high. A wide range of employment opportunities exists with dealerships, fleets, mass merchandisers, independent garages, service stations and corporate industry. There are also opportunities for owning your own business.

Possible Careers

Automotive Technician
Engine Repair Technician
Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
Transmission Technician
Electrical/Electronics Technician
Driveability/Engine Performance Technician
Service Writer/Adviser
Parts Counter Person

Admission Requirements

A dealership sponsor is required to provide applied automotive experience opportunities. Program advisors will help you locate a sponsor.


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Last updated: 05/04/2021