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Automotive Service Technician

at Northwest Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Automotive Service Technician is a person working in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Learners in this program will receive training in the many service and diagnostic procedures necessary to maintain our nation on wheels. Learners are trained in modern laboratories equipped with current service and testing equipment. Learners entering this program should have good mechanical aptitude, good communication skills and the ability to read and comprehend service literature. Graduates of this program will have a variety of opportunities that will range from drive line technician, driveability technician, alignment and suspension specialist, transmission specialist, service advisors and managers. Opportunities for advancement may include factory and dealer representatives, management, and self-employment.

Program Locations

  • Northwest Technical College, Bemidji 56601

Labor Market Information

  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

  • Median wage: $17.77/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers

  • Median wage: $14.29/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment

  • Median wage: $27.01/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Northwest Technical College
Northwest Technical College
905 Grant Ave. S.E. Bemidji, MN 56601 Toll-Free: (800) 942-8324 Local: (218) 333-6647 TTY: (218) 333-6691