Automotive Technology - General Option

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The Automotive Technology -- General Option was developed to fill the growing need for highly professional, technically competent technicians for automotive dealerships. Learn on the latest automotive vehicles, components, educational materials and state-of-the-art equipment available. Training will include engines, fuel management, electronics, transmissions/transaxles, brakes, air conditioning and hybrids.

  • Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school automotive classes
  • Prepare for jobs such as automotive technician, auto mechanic or service technician
  • Internship opportunities are available and provide technical, hands-on experience.
  • Become ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified.
  • Earn EPA Refrigerant Recycling certification
  • Select programs may transfer to other institutions
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $22,000-$43,000
    • Average Salary: $30,231
    • Median Salary: $28,529
    • Average Hourly Wage: $13.50
    • Three-year Average Salary: $29,135

Required Courses

+ (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.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, Mark Krause

Mark Krause

Phone: 262.691.5517


  • WTCS Certified


  • A.S.E. Master Technician
  • Certified Line Technician General Motors
Program instructor, Don Oremus

Don Oremus

Phone: 262.691.5465


  • AAS, Wyoming Technical Institute


  • ASE Master Technician, GM Certified Instructor, Toyota Certified Instructor