Automotive Technology-Comprehensive

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Employed

100% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.

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Student Satisfaction

100% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

$36k

Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $35,772.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 106026

Credits: 70

Area of Study: Transportation

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $9,723.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$2,823.00
Other Costs
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$0.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

The Automotive Technology program at Madison college is a two-year associate degree in automotive mechanical systems. Graduates may choose to go on to earn a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution.

As an Automotive Technology-Comprehensive student, you will: 

  • Develop hands-on skills in automotive and light truck technology, diagnosis and repair, focusing on electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems. 
  • Learn about engine breathing, ignition systems, computer control and sensors, fuel and air management, and emission systems. 
  • Develop the skills needed to diagnose, service, repair automatic transmission/transaxles, and overhaul procedures.
  • Test equipment and troubleshoot circuits, such as lighting, windshield wipers, power windows, instruments and sound systems.
  • Cover in detail service department operation and depth, from large to small organizations.
  • Receive hands-on experience, including inspecting, troubleshooting, and repairing and replacing defective or worn parts of the complete brake system.
  • Gain skills needed to diagnose, service and repair clutches, manual transmissions/transaxle, differentials, four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive and drive axles.

We strongly recommend that you work in the automobile repair industry while in this program to gain additional real-world experience.

The Automotive Technology-Comprehensive program is accredited through the ASE Education Foundation.

Program Details​

Students in the Automotive Technology-Comprehensive program can attend full or part time.

Automotive Technology-Comprehensive program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for Automotive Technology-Comprehensive.

Automotive Technology
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Admission

To Apply
 

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
Outcomes

MATC Automotive Technology-Comprehensive program graduates are prepared for:  

Lifelong Learning

  • Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain skills and enhance professional growth.
  • Exhibit self-management and study skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.

Employability

  • Demonstrate work ethics and reliable behavior, including but not limited to assuming responsibility for decisions and actions, utilizing time and stress management skills, and displaying initiative.

Professionalism

  • Demonstrate pride in profession through motivation and initiative, positive attitude, and flexibility.

Ethics/Respect/Integrity

  • Demonstrate professional ethics, honesty and respect when dealing with customers, co-workers and supervisors.

Working Cooperatively

  • Work as a team member by demonstrating good communication and listening skills, cooperating and providing a supportive environment.

Communication

  • Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, co-workers and supervisors, using positive interpersonal skills including but not limited to empathy, active listening and flexibility.

Technical Knowledge

  • Explain and apply technical concepts and their interrelationships between various vehicular systems.
  • Demonstrate applications of technical knowledge to other technologies and disciplines.

Technical Skills

  • Diagnose customer complaints accurately and demonstrate mechanical aptitude in the servicing of vehicles.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems.

 

Careers

Earning your associate degree in the Automotive Technology-Comprehensive program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:  

  • Service Technician
  • Service Writer
  • Auto Parts Salesperson
  • Diagnostic Specialist
  • Service Manager
  • Specialized Technician
  • Equipment Salesperson
  • Equipment Service and Training Technician
  • Service Director
  • Lab Technician
  • Shop Owner
  • Fleet Manager
  • Service Writer
  • Parts and Ssales Specialist

You also will be prepared for employment in other industries, including;

  • Forklift Service
  • Small Engine
  • Industrial Equipment Repair
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Automotive Tools and Equipment Sales
  • Auto Repair 

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates949
    Number of Surveys Sent949
    Number of Surveys Returned534
    Percent of Surveys Returned55.60%75.00%44.40%
    Available for Employment534
    Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market000
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed534
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation434
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation80.00%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation100
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation20.00%0.00%0.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment000
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.83.33.5
    Number of Satisfaction Responses534
    Very Satisfied (4)422
    Percent Very Satisfied80.00%66.70%50.00%
    Satisfied (3)102
    Percent Satisfied20.00%0.00%50.00%
    Unsatisfied (2)010
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%33.30%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses534
    Preparation for Getting a Job100
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job20.00%0.00%0.00%
    Career Change101
    Percent Career Change20.00%0.00%25.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills202
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills40.00%0.00%50.00%
    Preparation for Further Education011
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%33.30%25.00%
    Personal Interest110
    Percent Personal Interest20.00%33.30%0.00%
    Other010
    Percent Other0.00%33.30%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses534
    Before Enrollment113
    Percent Before Enrollment20.00%33.30%75.00%
    While Attending the College210
    Percent While Attending the College40.00%33.30%0.00%
    After Training at the College211
    Percent After Training at the College40.00%33.30%25.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses534
    In College District533
    Percent In College District100.00%100.00%75.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District001
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%25.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count433
    Average Monthly Wage$2,786 $3,866 $2,981
    Average Hourly Wage$16.20 $22.48 $17.33
    Average Work Hours per Week41.343.340
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
    Average Hourly Wage$21.00
    Average Work Hours per Week21
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Badger State Ethanol Process Management Monroe
    Broihahn Management (BMC) Maintenance Technician Monona
    West Towne Monona Tire Automotive Technician
    Zimbrick Inc Automotive Technician

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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