Automotive Service Technology

  • Credits: 64
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

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.

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A career in the exciting automotive service industry holds many rewards. Among these are the continued satisfaction from the occupation you are engaged in, plus a sound financial future. Our graduates have found employment positions as service technicians, alignment and brake specialists, air conditioning and heating specialists, and shop owners.

The employment outlook for automotive service technicians and mechanics in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 12.4%, a high growth career.

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Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
AUMO 1103 Intro to Auto Service 2
AUMO 1109 Steering & Suspenson 3
AUMO 1111 Brakes 5
AUMO 1112 Ignition/Tune-up 3
AUMO 1116 Basic Elec & Battery 3
AUMO 1118 Starting/Charging Sys 3
AUMO 1125 Driveline/Clutch/Manual 4
AUMO 1133 Auto HVAC 3
AUMO 1134 Wheel Alignment 3
AUMO 1138 Hybrid Vehicle Systems 1
AUMO 2202 Body Electrical 3
AUMO 2204 Auto Computers 3
AUMO 2207 Fuels/Injection/Emissions 5
AUMO 2208 Engine Theory/Diagnostics 4
AUMO 2210 Driveability 4
AUMO 2212 Auto Transmission/Axle I 5
AUMO 2233 Engine Overhaul Lab 4
CPTR 1100 Computer Basics 1
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1
HPER 1410 First Aid/CPR 1
SSCI 1101 Human Relations 3

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Program Specific Requirements

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The program minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 64
Arithmetic: 50

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

ASE CertificationThe Automotive Service Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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Program Faculty

  • Joseph Griffin
  • Automotive Service Technology Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
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  • Norman Halsa
  • Automotive Service Technology Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8685
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Mark A Johnson
  • Automotive Service Technology Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8686
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

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