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Automotive & Light Duty Truck Technician

32-602-2 Technical Diploma (TD)
55 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Automotive repair work will be your specialty in this career field, where you'll find employment in a professional service garage or dealership. Your hands-on training will give you a good working knowledge of all the systems used in late model cars. You'll learn how to accurately diagnose issues and identify the necessary repairs. In addition to engine testing and rebuilding, your training will cover fuel injection systems, on-board diagnostics, climate control systems, electrical systems, brakes, transmissions, steering and suspension systems and more.

Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Master Technician
  • Owner
  • Service Manager


Estimated Program Cost

Automotive & Light Duty Truck Technician

This program will cost about $9,477.50*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $387.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


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Automotive & Light Duty Truck Technician

Term Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    Skills Assessment

    An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

    Bennett Mechanical Assessment

    Complete the Bennett Mechanical Assessment.

  • Credit Transfer Options

    They're your credits. Take them with you!

    Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

    Transfer In

    Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

    Transfer Out

    Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

  • Program Outcomes
    • Demonstrate professionalism appropriate for the auto service industry
    • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive internal combustion engines
    • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive automatic transmission/transaxle systems
    • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive manual drive train and axles systems
    • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive steering and suspension systems
    • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive brake systems
    • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive electrical & electronic systems
    • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems
    • Perform diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive engine performance systems
  • Additional Information
    Career Pathways are guides that can help you reach your educational goals and explore career options. Check out the [Career Pathways]( available with this program.

    Tools will be provided for students to use while on campus.

    This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has not determined if this program meets the educational requirements and/or licensure requirements for other states.

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