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Automotive Technician
Technical Diploma
55 Credits
Center for Transportation Studies (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Numerous classes in this program are offered in one or more of these formats. Learn more.

What You’ll Learn

Built with a flexible lab schedule and hosted at the state-of-the-art Center for Transportation Studies, this program is perfect for students (especially working adults) who need to take classes that accommodate family and job obligations.  

The Automotive Technician program is about preparing you to perform factory-recommended maintenance procedures and to diagnose and repair performance problems of engine, transmission, steering, suspension, heating, cooling, brake, and electrical systems in cars and trucks. You will also learn about using hand and machine tools, automotive parts, online service references, computerized equipment and other technical equipment required to maintain and service increasingly complex automotive vehicles. In addition, our instruction places an emphasis on problem-solving skills, including the use of diagnostic equipment such as lab oscilloscopes, scan tools and digital voltmeters.

This program is certified by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), preparing you for the ASE exam, and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) — Automobile Service Technology (AST) level. 

NOTE: Before admission to the Automotive Technician program, applicants must first pass the S/P2 Safety and Pollution Test. Federal law requires safety training before students can enter the work area. Contact the BTC Testing Center, (608) 757-7666, for testing details.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage

$29,404

*based on WTCS Outcomes Report for 2017 Graduates

Potential Careers

Automotive Line Technician
Automotive Specialty Technician
Diagnostic Technician
Service Manager
Parts Manager


Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Automotive Technician
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