Congratulations! You found the spot where the rubber meets the road. Here are the career opportunities and specific transportation programs to keep you moving forward.

Madison College Areas of Study: Transportation
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Transportation Careers

Get your hands dirty with transportation careers that fire you up.

  • Agricultural Equipment Technology

    Take advantage of our John Deere partnership and gain work experience while you learn the skills you need to work on farm equipment.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $15.83/hr

    Employers include:
    Ballweg Implement, Riesterer & Schnell, Tractor Central

    Program Information

  • Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing Technician

    You will spend your days doing hands-on work with vehicles including panel replacement, metal forming, auto refinishing and painting and more. You will also graduate with a portfolio to show potential employers.

    Earnings:
    Average monthly wage reported by graduates within six months: $2,250

    Employers include:
    Bergstrom Buick GMC, Gerber Collision, Zimbrick Inc

    Program Information

  • Automotive Technician

    Reliable automotive techs are always needed. Much of your education will be spent in the lab learning how vehicles work and what it takes to repair them.

    Earnings: 
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $14.12/hr.

    Employers include: 
    Courtesy Ford, Firestone, JK Rock, Sherwood Automotive, Monona Tire West Towne

    Program Information

  • Diesel Equipment Technology

    Take your spot in one of the top five diesel schools in the nation (SkillsUSA). You will get plenty of hands-on learning geared to lead you to the job you want. 

    Earnings: 
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $22.39/hr 

    Employers include: 
    River City Truck Repair, Miller Bradford & Risberg Inc., Jerry Hepp Excavating, Inc., Fuchs Trucking

    Program Information

Student in baseball cap working on a part in automotive shop
My instructor Tim helped me more than anyone in my life and is single-handedly responsible for me landing my dream job. While staying up to date with current collision repair procedures he also spends his time networking in the industry.
Joel D.
Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing Graduate, 2021
$17.62 average hourly wage

All Transportation Academic Programs

Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Transportation
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Transportation
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Transportation
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Transportation
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Transportation
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Transportation
Degree: Technical Diploma
Area of Study: Transportation
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Transportation

600
More than 600 job openings per year in the Madison College district
Instructor teaching to students in automotive shop
Madison College graduates come with a good skill set, a good toolkit to do the work that we need to do: precision assembly, precision machining. Depending on experience, there’s a lot of opportunity to earn a good income.
Jeff Yarwood
Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing Cooperative
80%
More than 80% of graduates are employed in a related position within 6 months