Automotive Technician
Technical Diploma
55 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Explore MyEdChoice classes. You can attend in-person or online because this option allows you to choose how you attend each class and does not lock you into one format. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

Built with a flexible lab schedule, this program is perfect for students (especially working adults) who need to take classes that accommodate family and job obligations.

The Automotive Technician program will prepare you to perform factory-recommended maintenance procedures and to diagnose and repair performance problems of the engine, transmission, steering, suspension, heating, cooling, brake, and electrical systems in cars and trucks. You will also learn the proper use and function of hand and machine tools, automotive parts, online service references, computerized equipment, and other technical and diagnostic equipment required to maintain and service increasingly complex 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 Testing Center at (608) 757-7666 for testing details.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Median Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

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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