Automotive Service Technician
28 Credits | 1 Year
Career Cluster: Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
The Automotive Service Technician program will prepare you with the needed skills to service and repair today's high-tech vehicles. The automotive industry has many career options for automotive technicians including working at automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, fleet services and more.
The nine-month program is designed to provide you with skills necessary for entry-level automotive industry positions. You will learn automotive maintenance, repair and diagnosis. As an Automotive Service Technician, you may work on a variety of cars and light trucks or specialize in specific automobile brands or types, depending on your place of employment. A career in automotive service and repair offers a variety in day-to-day work, along with the sense of a job well done when returning a repaired vehicle to its owner.
Automotive Service Technician graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry
- Perform maintenance and light repair of automotive brake systems
- Perform maintenance and light repair of automotive electrical and electronic systems
- Perform maintenance and light repair of automotive steering and suspension systems
Northwood Tech's automotive programs are nationally certified through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).
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The Automotive Service Technician program is offered at the Superior campus. In-person and web-enhanced courses are utilized in the program.
As an Automotive Service Technician student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way. Graduates of this program also earn a technical diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician.
You can join the Automotive Club. The club helps to provide a deeper interest in the art and science of automotive by assisting you through activities and experiences that develop your professional skills.
Complete the nationwide skills attainment tests as well as the Wisconsin state air conditioning mobile refrigeration test to receive the Automotive Service Excellence certification.
The Automotive Service Technician program includes studies in automotive fundamentals, electrical systems, engine mechanical systems, brakes, steering and suspension, body electrical systems and engine performance.
This technical diploma is embedded in the Automotive Service Technician program.
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Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a Northwood Tech counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2021-22*
Automotive Service Technician
28 Credits | 1 Year
$3,750 for Tools, Supplies and Uniforms
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Automotive Service Technician Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain technical diplomas in Automotive Service Technician and Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician.
Automotive Service Technician is accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation.
ASE Education Foundation evaluates each program's structure, resources and quality of automotive service training. They review this against standards established by industry experts and offer ASE accreditation to programs that meet high quality requirements.
Learn more at www.aseeducation.org/.
Automotive Service Technician is nationally certified through the ASE Education Foundation and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3). NC3 is a value-driven organization and the future model for Career and Technical Education, creating highly-skilled, job-ready professionals through a growing network of educational partners and global industry leaders.