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Technical Diploma

Automotive Maintenance Technician

Automotive Maintenance Technician Overview

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 Automotive Technician program.

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

Just the Facts

Automotive Maintenance Technician
29 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
One Year

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months
August

 

Financial Aid Eligible

 

Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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Term 1

$

3,222

Term 2

$

2,657

Materials

$

575

 Estimated Total: $6,454

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Career Opportunities

General Service Technician

Lift Technician

Graduate Employers

Eau Claire Ford

Markquart

Victory Auto Service

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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$39K*
Yearly Salary

Automotive Maintenance Technician professionals make an average starting salary of $39,384.

 

100%
Employed

100% of our recent Automotive Maintenance Technician graduates got a job in the industry.

 

164
Regional Jobs

There are 164 job openings in the CVTC district for the Automotive Maintenance Technician industry.

 
* This wage is not specific to CVTC graduates. Wage estimates are based on entry-level positions and are gathered from Lightcast which is an economic modeling software that blends historical and projected industry and occupation trends within CVTC's 11-county district. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey.

Transfer

Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Automotive Maintenance Technician program.

Sample Courses

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.

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Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers.

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Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

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Automotive Technician, Technical Diploma

Diesel Truck Technician, Technical Diploma

Motorcycle, Marine & Outdoor Power Products Technician, Technical Diploma

Truck Driving, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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  Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.

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Program Accreditation

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The ASE Education Foundation strives to uphold quality and excellence in automotive service. It accredits qualified educational programs in schools (secondary and post-secondary) through its 5-Step Process, and offers student career development. Visit accreditation website.

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Admission Requirements

Each program requires specific requirements a student must meet to be considered for admissions to this program.

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Advising Tips

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