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Automotive Technician - Imports
Program Code: 32-602-1


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Technical Diploma: 2 Years, 56 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible


Career Opportunities

There is a continuing need for highly skilled people in the import automotive repair industry. As a graduate of the Automotive Technician - Imports program, you can work as a specialized import technician at an import dealership or independent repair facility. This program focuses on all eight ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) areas as well as hybrids, which prepares you to become a certified master technician. You will be well suited for future advancement to work as a service writer, service manager, or parts specialist.


Program Description

The Automotive Technician-Imports technical diploma program provides you with up-to-date training for today's high tech import automobiles. You will study electrical and electronics, brake and traction control systems, engine performance, engine repair, transmission repair, air conditioning systems, steering and suspension systems, and hybrid vehicles.

All your areas of instruction and hands-on training will be delivered specifically for repairing import automobiles; this training will prepare you to achieve a Master Technician status required by many dealerships. You will also learn how to use the special tools related to the repair of import vehicles.


Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Note: ACCUPLACER Reading Score of 47 or greater or completion of equivalent Program Prep course is a prerequisite to first semester occupational specific courses. Students may register only for Automotive Service Fundamentals, 10-602-107, without meeting the above reading requirement.

Note: Tools are provided for core program courses.


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry.
  • Demonstrate basic positive communication skills needed for dealing with customers and others in a professional manner.
  • Develop safe procedures and practices for all phases of service and repair of Import automobiles, machinery and test equipment and for handling chemicals and solvents used in repair and cleaning. You will participate in, and receive S/P2 safety and pollution prevention certification, or equivalent.
  • Develop a working knowledge of repair manuals and computer programs used in the Import service information systems in the servicing of vehicles.
  • Demonstrate technical abilities and competencies equivalent to the Import Hands-On Training.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of Import automotive internal combustion engines.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of Import automotive automatic transmission/transaxle systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of Import automotive manual drive train and axles systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of Import automotive steering and suspension steering systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of Import automotive brake systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service and repair of Import automotive electrical/electronic systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of Import automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of Import automotive engine performance systems.
  • Develop a working knowledge to repair the Import light-duty diesel engine systems.
  • Develop a working knowledge of, and perform diagnosis, service, and repair of Import hybrid electric/alternative fuel automotive systems.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Helpful High School Courses

Technical education courses, electronics, auto servicing, sheet metal, welding, computer applications, English, algebra and applied science.


Contact Us

For additional information, call or e-mail Kevin Guthrie at (920) 831-4307 or visit the department website at www.fvtc.edu/automotive.

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.





Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program