Automotive Service Technology

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

This program is designed primarily for students who would like to further their education in Automotive Service. Students are trained in modern laboratories equipped with current service and testing equipment.


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.


Employment

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.

Potential Job Titles

Start Your Career in Automotive Service Technology!

Get started today by talking to a Northland Admissions Representative about connecting your educational goals to a Automotive Service Technology career path.

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Program Course Listings

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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
TOTAL CREDITS: 64
 

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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



  1. Student will demonstrate professional workplace habits including punctuality, attitudes, behaviors, and craftsmanship expected of the automotive industry.

  2. Student will perform repairs and maintenance proficiently and efficiently to a variety of vehicle operating systems.

  3. Student will diagnose vehicle operating systems for automotive repair and maintenance.

  4. Student will repair vehicle operating systems within the standard practice of the automotive industry.

  5. Student will interpret service information.

  6. Student will demonstrate standard safety practices and procedures in the classroom and lab as required by the automotive industry.

  7. Student will demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking to solve problems.

  8. Student will perform basic computer functions and operate basic computer software programs currently being used by the automotive industry.

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

  • 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

Why Choose Northland?

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