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This program is available on-campus at NTC.

Mark Johnson
(218) 333-6637

Automotive Service Technology

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Automotive service technicians work in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Throughout the course of your training at NTC, you will learn the theory and techniques behind a variety of service and diagnostic procedures necessary to maintain our nation on wheels. Our modern laboratories are equipped with current service and testing equipment so you are well prepared to work with today’s technology.

Classroom and hands-on training will cover topics including:

  • Brakes
  • Power train systems
  • Engine theory
  • Alignment & suspension


As a graduate of this program, you will have a variety of opportunities ranging from drive line technician, driveability technician, alignment and suspension specialist and transmission specialist to service advisors and managers. Opportunities for advancement may include factory and dealer representatives, management, and self-employment. You also have the unique opportunity to work part-time in the automotive field while attending school. With countless auto dealers, independent garages, service stations and service centers in the U.S., the employment and advancement opportunities are plentiful for trained auto technicians.

See more information about careers in the automotive industry.

Next Steps

All credits earned in the Automotive Service Technology (diploma) program may be applied to the Automotive Service Technician (AAS) program at Northwest Technical College.

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