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Degrees Offered

Required courses and specifics about degrees offered in this program

This program is available on-campus at NTC.
Faculty

Mark Johnson
(218) 333-6637
mark.johnson@ntcmn.edu

Automotive Service Technician

If the power, speed, and mechanics of cars get your adrenaline pumping, consider turning your love for cars into a great career. Automotive service technicians work in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. NTC’s automotive program includes service and diagnostic training in modern laboratories equipped with the latest service and testing equipment so you’re prepared to handle anything that comes your way.

Graduates of this program have a variety of opportunities ranging from drive line technician, alignment and suspension specialist, transmission specialist, service advisors and managers. Career advancement may include factory and dealer representatives, management positions and self-employment.

Classroom and hands-on training will cover topics including:

  • Power train systems
  • Engine theory and service
  • Alignment and suspension
  • Intro to hybrid vehicles
  • Shop operations

Employment

Our graduates have found employment positions as service technicians, alignment and brake specialists, air conditioning and heating specialists, and shop owners. With 40,000 auto dealers, 120,000 independent garages, 200,000 service stations and service centers in the U.S., the job and advancement opportunities are plentiful for trained auto technicians. 

According to a 2008 DOT study there are an estimated 255.9 million passenger vehicles in the United State. Federal Highway Administration data indicates that the number of motor vehicles has increased steadily since 1960 at an estimated 3.69 million each year. As a nation on wheels there will always be a need for trained and skilled automotive technicians. The Automotive Service Technology program at NTC has supplied local automotive dealers and independent repair businesses with skilled and trained technicians. We have graduates working in just about every automotive business in town and in other area communities.

See more information about careers in the automotive service industry.

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