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Automotive Service Technology

at Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The automotive service technician works in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Students in this program will receive training in the many service and diagnostic procedures necessary to maintain our nation on wheels. Students are trained in modern laboratories equipped with current service and testing equipment. Students 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 including drive line technician, drivability technician, alignment and suspension specialist, transmission specialist, service adviser and manager. Opportunities for advancement may include factory and dealer representatives, management and self-employment. The AAS degree includes additional credits to their degree if one were to pursue management opportunities in the automotive industry.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes 56501
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead 56560

Labor Market Information

  • Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers of Transportation Equipment

  • Median wage: $28.19/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

  • Median wage: $19.06/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers

  • Median wage: $16.13/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529