The Automotive Technician Apprenticeship is a full-time evening program that prepares graduates for technician jobs in automotive dealerships and independent repair facilities. Students learn how to use high-tech equipment to diagnose and repair electronic and computer circuit systems along with engine performance, auto accessories and all mechanical systems of the automobile.
The program focuses on hands-on applied learning in automotive labs. Students in the second year will enhance their learning with internships at approved automotive repair facilities. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical skills the students learn as well as enhances students’ oral and written communication skills and critical thinking ability. All instructors are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
Graduates earn either a certificate or an associate of applied science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
General Service; Light Duty Technician; Technician
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact email@example.com.
Automotive Dealers; Franchised Tire/Auto Repair Centers; Independently Owned Repair Facilities
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.