Automotive Technology Maintenance Light Repair

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 30-602-4
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Program

Description

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.

Entry-level technicians are in demand at automotive dealerships and repair garages.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Automotive Technology – Comprehensive associate degree.

Additional program details: You will be trained to work in the “Quick Lane” or “Fast Lane” area where maintenance and light repairs are performed. Training will cover operation, diagnosis and repair of electrical systems, brakes, alignments, suspension, steering, climate control, and an introduction to engine performance.

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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) AUTO2-150 Automotive Fundamentals 2
(1) AUTO2-151 Electrical Systems 1 ‡ 4
(1) AUTO2-161 Express Service ‡ 3
(1) ECON-195 Economics
(or) ECON-219 Personal Finance and Consumer Economics
3
(2) AUTO2-147 Electrical Systems 2 ‡ 2
(2) AUTO2-152 Automotive Climate Control ‡ 2
(2) AUTO2-153 Alignment, Suspension and Steering ‡ 3
(2) AUTO2-154 Fuel Management 1 ‡ 2
(2) AUTO2-159 Automotive Brakes ‡ 4
TOTAL CREDITS 25

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

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Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry
  • 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

Career Outlook

Entry-level technicians are in demand at automotive dealerships and repair garages.

Possible Careers

Automotive Technician
Engine Repair Technician
Heating and Air Conditioning Technician

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Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-8901, mctpathway@matc.edu

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

Last updated: 04/19/2020