Automotive Basics

8-credit Certificate

Develop the skills needed for basic automotive repair for cars and light trucks. Learn to diagnose, service and repair braking systems, and steering and suspension systems; become acquainted with the automotive service industry; and build knowledge on safe and proper use of hand and power tools in accordance with industry standards.

  • Credits earned in the Automotive Basics short-term certificate program may be applied toward the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair and Automotive Maintenance Technician programs.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-104 Brake Systems3+ 
 602-124 Steering & Suspension Systems3+ 
 602-107 Auto Service Fundamentals2 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.