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Career Area: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-404-2
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Automotive Service Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Auto Electronics Specialist
  • Transmission and Drive Train Specialist
  • Alignment Specialist
  • Automotive Machine Specialist
  • Service Manager or Assistant Service Manager

Average Median Wage


Automotive Service Technician Programs

The Automotive Service Technician program at Madison College covers a wide range of mechanical systems found in automobiles. We strongly recommend that you work in the auto repair industry while in this program in order to gain additional hands-on experience.

As an Automotive Service Technician student, you will:

  • Learn electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems technology.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive and light truck equipment.
  • Understand engine breathing, ignition systems, computer control and sensors, fuel and air management, and emission systems.
  • Gain skills on heating and air conditioning systems, including vacuum and electrical controls, and automatic temperature control systems using modern tools and diagnostic equipment.
  • Test equipment and troubleshoot circuits, such as lighting, windshield wipers, power windows, instruments, and sound systems.
  • Diagnose and rebuild electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems in modern automatic transmissions and transaxles.
  • Rebuild clutches, standard transmissions, manual transaxles, drivelines, and differentials.

Students who complete the Automotive Service Technician program earn a technical diploma. Graduates may also attain an associate degree in Automotive Technology by completing the General Education classes for the Automotive Technology-Comprehensive program.

The Automotive Service Technician program is accredited through the ASE Education Foundation.

Students in the Automotive Service Technician program can attend full or part-time.

Automotive Service Technician program classes are offered at the Madison College Truax campus.

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