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Academic Year: 2021-2022

Automotive Technician Technical Diploma

Program Code 314042

Turn your passion for cars into a stimulating career. As an automotive service technician, you'll diagnose vehicle malfunctions, perform appropriate repairs, and recommend/conduct regular vehicle maintenance. Additional career opportunities for Automotive Technician program graduates include automotive electronics specialist; brake specialist; steering, suspension, and alignment specialist; transmission and drive train specialist; engine performance specialist; heating and air conditioning specialist; and engine repair specialist. This two-year program is ASE Certified to National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Standards.

Average Starting Salary

$35,227.00FT Median Annual Wage

Graduate Employment

With 100% Employed in Field

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This program is offered at:

Green Bay

Follow Your Path

All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Students completing this technical diploma may also earn the Automotive Technology associate degree (106023) after completing four additional courses.

Some credits from the following technical diploma apply toward this program:

Automotive Maintenance Technician, 314043

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent .( For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted)
  • High school background in mathematics, science, and technology education.
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Automotive Technician technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
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Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Course Descriptions