Auto Maintenance Student

Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair

21-credit Technical Diploma

Automotive technicians conduct basic repairs and maintenance on automobiles and light truck systems. They employ high-tech skills and use computerized equipment and traditional tools to complete routine service work and diagnostic tests. In the technical diploma program, gain knowledge and skills needed to work on a variety of systems such as engine, drive train, brakes, electrical, and steering and suspension. Training involves a combination of classroom instruction and lab experience.

  • Prepare for jobs such as lube technician, express technician, brake and alignment technician or tire installer/technician.
  • Credits earned in the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program can be applied to Automotive Maintenance Technician technical diploma program and the Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Average Salary: $25,341

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Program Code 30-602-3

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-104 Brake Systems3+ 
 602-124 Steering & Suspension Systems3+ 
 602-125 Electrical&Electronic Systems12  
 602-107 Auto Service Fundamentals2 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 602-127 Electrical&Electronic Systems23  
 602-196 Climate Control Systems3  
 602-197 Engine Performance 13  
 602-205 Engine Repair II2 *
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.