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The high demand for skilled automotive technicians will put you in the driver’s seat in this career field. Whether it’s domestic or import vehicles that sparks your interest, or collision repair and refinishing, FVTC has the training for you.

Programs


Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing Technician (TD)

54 Credits Location: Appleton

With this program, you’ll be ready for employment in a body shop, auto dealer shop, paint company or insurance company, among others. You’ll learn how to repair dents in vehicle bodies and will also repair plastic parts on vehicles. Your training includes the replacement of bolted-on parts such as doors, fenders and trunk lids. You’ll also learn about the structural repair of conventional frames and weld-on panels such as quarter panels and roofs. This program also covers vehicle paint preparation and paint techniques for spot repair and complete vehicle refinishing.

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Automotive GM Technician (C)

13 Credits Location: Appleton

This certificate is your ticket to an entry-level technician position in a General Motors or ACDelco Professional Service Center. You’ll be prepared to work in the “Express Service” area doing a variety of automobile maintenance activities. Your training will cover engines, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, as well as steering and suspension systems. You’ll learn welding skills too. You’ll have the skills you need to get started.

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Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician (TD) New

16 Credits Location: Appleton

Gain the necessary skills for a high-demand, maintenance-centered automotive career. With this technical diploma, you’ll receive hands-on training in braking systems, automotive electrical systems, and steering and suspension systems, plus you’ll also earn a Quick Service Technician certificate. The skills you learn in this program have a strong emphasis on being a professional in the automotive work environment and prepare you to complete the ASE G1 test.

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Automotive Service Management (C)

12 Credits Location: Appleton

If you want to focus your automotive career to work more directly with customers, this program will give you the necessary skills and knowledge. You’ll learn techniques to maximize profitability and customer satisfaction. You will also develop your communication skills and learn how psychology applies to workplace relationships. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to assume a management role in service or customer relations.

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Automotive Technician (TD)

55 Credits Location: Appleton

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.

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Automotive Technician - Imports (TD)

55 Credits Location: Appleton

There is a continuing need for skilled automotive technicians, and this program gives you the skills for today’s high tech imports. You’ll learn how to use the special tools needed for the repair of import vehicles. You will also study electrical and electronic systems, brakes and traction control systems, engine performance, engine repair, transmissions, air conditioning systems, steering and suspension systems, and hybrid vehicles. Your hands-on training will prepare you for Master Technician status, which is required by many dealerships. You’ll be job-ready with this program.

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Automotive Technology (AAS)

64 Credits Location: Appleton

This program will give you the skills necessary for the typical automotive service department, along with a broad knowledge base and well-rounded education to advance in your career. You’ll get an overview of the auto service industry, as well as learning how to diagnose, service and repair the wide range of engine and auto components. In addition to engine repair and rebuilding, your training will cover electrical systems, brakes, transmissions, fuel injection systems, on-board diagnostics, climate control systems, steering and suspension systems and more. Elective courses allow you to pursue a specialty or gain experience through an internship at a local automotive shop. You’ll be well equipped for the career you desire.

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Automotive Technology - Imports (AAS)

64 Credits Location: Appleton

The high demand for skilled import automotive technicians will put you in the driver’s seat in this career field. Your hands-on training includes electrical and electronic systems, brakes and traction control systems, engine performance, engine repair, transmissions, air conditioning systems, steering and suspension systems, and hybrid vehicles. You’ll learn about all eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence, along with hybrid vehicles. Courses in math, communications and social science will give you a well-rounded education to help advance your career. You will be prepared to become a Certified Master Technician, which is required by many dealerships. You’ll be job-ready with this program.

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Automotive Technology GM ASEP (AAS)

62 Credits Location: Appleton

If your career goal is to become a GM certified automotive technician, then this is the program for you. This General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) will give you the skills and experience to work in a GM dealership service department or AC Delco certified repair facility. Your training will help you become a top-level technician who specializes in the diagnostics and repair of GM vehicles, including on-vehicle computers, automatic transmissions, climate control systems, electrical systems and engines. You’ll work with the latest GM products and technology. This hands-on program will have you well on your way to a successful career as a GM certified technician.

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Vehicle Refinishing & Repair Technology (AAS)

63 Credits Location: Appleton

This degree prepares you for work in refinishing and repairing many types of vehicles, including emergency vehicles and fire apparatus, as well as work in the aviation and transportation industries. Your hands-on training will give you the skills you need to remove, repair and replace damaged sheet metal, plastic and composite parts. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the unique characteristics of the various material types, and will learn all about color and topcoat application techniques. You’ll also learn how to estimate project costs and how to deal professionally with customers. The addition of math, communication and social science courses provides you with a well-rounded education to help advance your career.

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AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

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