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Automotive Service Technology

at Northland Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 73
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program is designed primarily for students who would like to further their education in Automotive Service. The customized curriculum allows for more Liberal Arts classes, which are a part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The Automotive Service Technician is a person working 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 that range from 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

  • Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls 56701

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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Northland Community and Technical College
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282 Local: (218) 683-8800 TTY: (800) 627-3529