Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
In the Auto Service Technology program, students will 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. This includes basic operation as well as learning to identify parts with the goal of developing diagnostic skills. Automotive service technicians, in addition to enjoying working with their hands, must also have the ability to diagnose technical automotive problems.View Catalog or Request Info
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
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The auto mechanic degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Automotive service technician
- Automotive technician
- Shop foreperson
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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.