Automotive Service Technician - Level 2 | Western Technical College

Automotive Service Technician - Level 2

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

304042

Credits: 

23.00
Financial Aid Eligible

The knowledge and skills gained from this program will prepare you for a position as an automotive technician with responsibilities that are above entry-level. Coursework includes steering and suspensions, brake systems, and overall engine performance.

Emphasis is placed on hands-on experiences and includes the use of diagnostic equipment and emission control devices, computerized engine control systems, input sensors, output devices, and exhaust systems.

Classes are held at Western's state-of-the-art Automotive Facility, located in La Crosse's industrial park, 2721 Larson Street. Check our interactive map for specific location information.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Automotive Service Technician - Level 2

This program will cost about $3,900* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact a Career Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Automotive Technician
Automotive Mechanic
Quick Lube Technician
Parts Specialist

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive brake systems
  • Perform maintenance and light repair of automotive electrical and electronic systems
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive steering and suspension systems
  • Perform maintenance and light repair of automotive internal combustion engines
  • Perform maintenance of automotive automatic transmission/transaxle systems
  • Perform maintenance of automotive manual drive train and axles systems
  • Perform maintenance and light repair of automotive engine performance systems

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Automotive Service Technician - Level 2

Career Pathways

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