Overview

In the Auto Service Technology program, students will have the opportunity to learn skills to prepare for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. These skills will also be helpful in preparing for A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. Courses of instruction cover all systems of the automobile, including basic operation and parts identification with the objective of developing diagnostic skills. Automotive service technicians, in addition to enjoying working with their hands, must also have the ability to systematically diagnose technical automotive problems.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • Diagnose and repair automotive heating and air conditioning, electrical, drive train, steering, suspension, brake, drive ability, engine and transmission systems
  • Follow environmental and ethical guidelines
  • Maintain and repair tools and equipment in the automotive shop
  • Use service manuals

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The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

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$11,000

Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

The auto mechanic degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Gainful Employment

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Automotive service technician
  • Automotive technician
  • Shop foreperson

Duluth Median Wage

$17

Minnesota Median Wage

$19

US Median Wage

$18

Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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Career resources:

Minnesota Careers in Automotive Repair and Service (MNCARS) is a workforce initiative created by a cross-section of automotive industry representatives, including independent repair shops, multiple-shop operators, suppliers, technical college administrators and other industry organizations. Its goal is to ensure a future workforce for Minnesota’s automotive service industry by raising awareness and recruiting people into technical college automotive education programs (collision and mechanical) and industry careers.

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