The Automotive Technician program at Madison College is a two-year diploma that covers a wide range of mechanical systems found in automobiles. We strongly recommend that you work in the auto repair industry while in this program in order to gain additional hands-on experience.
As an Automotive Technician student, you will:
- Learn electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems technology.
- Diagnose and repair automotive and light truck equipment.
- Understand engine breathing, ignition systems, computer control and sensors, fuel and air management, and emission systems.
- Gain skills on heating and air conditioning systems, including vacuum and electrical controls, and automatic temperature control systems using modern tools and diagnostic equipment.
- Test equipment and troubleshoot circuits, such as lighting, windshield wipers, power windows, instruments and sound systems.
- Diagnose and rebuild electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems in modern automatic transmissions and transaxles.
- Rebuild clutches, standard transmissions, manual transaxles, drivelines and differentials.
Students who complete the Automotive Technician program earn a two-year technical diploma. Graduates may also attain an associate degree in Automotive Technology by completing the General Education classes for the Automotive Technology-Comprehensive program.
The Automotive Technician program is accredited through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
Students in the Automotive Technician program can attend full or part time.
Automotive Technician program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses: