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AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN / AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

Program Description

The automotive industry is changing due to consumers demanding vehicles that deliver better mileage, higher safety ratings, increased performance, with comfort and style. CVTC’s one-year Automotive Maintenance Technician program will give you basic auto repair training.

You will explore a variety of techniques to maintain and repair automobiles. This program will allow you to acquire detailed knowledge about all vehicle components and diagnostic equipment.

If you decide to continue your education, you will have completed the first year of the two-year program, and may be able to enroll in the second year.

Two Year Automotive Technician Program

To enroll in the two-year Auto Technician program, you must first complete all coursework in the Automotive Maintenance Technician program. Then you receive additional training in the following Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas:

  • Suspension & Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical & electronic systems
  • Engine repair
  • Automatic transmissions & transaxles
  • Manual drive train & axles
  • HVAC
  • Engine performance
  • Hybrid vehicles

This training will help prepare you for even greater employment opportunities in the auto industry.

Learn more about the Automotive Technician advanced placement option for this program.

Just the Facts:

Automotive Maintenance Technician
29 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method:
Face to Face

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August

Financial Aid Eligible:
Yes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Program Outcomes

Accreditation Information


Automotive Technician
57 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method:
Face to Face

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August

Financial Aid Eligible:
Yes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Program Outcomes

Accreditation Information

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $9,148 (one-year) | $12,821 (two-year)

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How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application. If you are ready to apply now, click here.

Get more detailed program information.

80%

Get a Job

80% of our Automotive Technician graduates get a job in the industry.

$30K

Make More Money

Our recent Automotive Maintenance Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $29,631.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 6% growth is projected in automotive maintenance positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

Careers

Automotive Maintenance Technician (1 year)

Automotive Technician (2 year)

Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Automotive Maintenance Technician (1 year) program. For more detailed course info click here.

  • Automotive Brake Systems
    This course of study is designed to provide the student with the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair foundation brake systems found on cars and light-duty trucks using industry standard equipment.
  • Auto Engine Performance 1
    Students will disassemble an internal combustion engine, identify and measure components, reassemble engine using industry standard tools and procedures, and perform basic engine tests.
  • Welding-Automotive Technician
    Students will acquire basic welding skills on light gauge metals and other materials used in the automobile industry by using oxyacetylene welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and plastic welding.

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Automotive Technician (2 year) program. For more detailed course info click here.

  • Automatic Transmission & Transaxles
    Students will explore the principles of hydraulic and electronic controls as it relates to the automatic transmission.
  • Automotive HVAC Systems
    Students will evacuate and recharge A/C systems, convert A/C systems from R-12 to R134a refrigerant according to industry standards, perform component replacement, and diagnose and repair computerized climate control systems.
  • Automotive Axles & Drive Trains
    Students will learn the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair automotive axles and drive trains. Coursework includes: wheel bearings, constant velocity joints, drive shafts & u-joints, and differential units.
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