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.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as an Automotive Service Tech in the state of Minnesota is $19.06 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 2.0%, a average-growth career.
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View semester course schedule order by campus: Thief River Falls
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|AUMO 1103||Intro to Auto Service||2|
|AUMO 1109||Steering & Suspension||3|
|AUMO 1116||Basic Elec & Battery||3|
|AUMO 1118||Starting/Charging Sys||3|
|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 2208||Engine Theory/Diagnostics||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|
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
Northland Community & Technical College is more than just an education; it's an experience. When you take that experience out into the real world, you discover that it works! Whether you're looking for a stepping stone to a four-year degree, hands-on training to jump-start your career, or something in between - you'll find it here.
Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Automotive Service Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).