Automotive Technician

Two-Year Technical Diploma
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Automotive Service Technicians diagnose and repair performance problems in cars. They also perform factory recommended maintenance procedures on new cars and trucks. The Blackhawk Technical College Automotive Technician Program is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified two-year program aimed at preparing the student for passing ASE exams as the requisite professional experience is obtained. The program is designed to increase knowledge and skills in the areas of diagnostic testing, use of hand and machine tools, automotive parts, service references, computerized equipment and other technical equipment on ever more complex automobiles. Students are taught through practical shop and classroom experiences.

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.

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Automotive Line Technician
  • Automotive Specialty Technician
  • Diagnostic Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Automotive Equipment and Part Sales
  • Automotive Business Owner/Manager

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
404-650 Service Fundamentals 1 1
404-651 Service Fundamentals 2 1
404-652 Brake Service 1 1
404-653 Brake Service 2 1
404-654 Brake Service 3 1
404-655 Brake Service 4 1
404-656 Steering & Suspension 1 1
404-657 Steering & Suspension 2 1
404-658 Steering & Suspension 3 1
404-659 Steering & Suspension 4 1
404-660 Auto Machine Shop 1
404-661 Service Simulation 2
804-306 Shop Mathematics I 2
 Credits15
Semester 2
404-662 Engine Repair 1 1
404-663 Service Management 1
404-664 Engine Repair 2 1
404-665 Engine Repair 3 1
404-666 Engine Repair 4 1
404-667 Drive Train Service 1 1
404-668 Drive Train Service 2 1
404-669 Drive Train Service 3 1
404-670 Heating & Air Conditioning Service 1 1
404-671 Heating & Air Conditioning Service 2 1
404-672 Heating & Air Conditioning Service 3 1
404-673 Heating & Air Conditioning Service 4 1
801-311 Communication 2
 Credits14
Semester 3
404-674 ASE Certification Review 1
404-675 Electrical Service 1 1
404-676 Electrical Service 2 1
404-677 Electrical Service 3 1
404-678 Electrical Service 4 1
404-679 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals 1 1
404-680 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals 2 1
404-681 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals 3 1
404-682 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals 4 1
404-683 Electronic Engine Control Diagnosis 1 1
404-684 Electronic Engine Control Diagnosis 2 1
404-685 Emission Control Service and Certification 1
806-315 Applied Science 2
 Credits14
Semester 4
404-686 Computerized Fuel Systems Service 1 1
404-687 Computerized Fuel Systems Service 2 1
404-688 Engine Performance Testing 1 1
404-689 Engine Performance Testing 2 1
404-690 Engine Performance Testing 3 1
404-691 Engine Performance Testing 4 1
404-692 Drive Train/Transaxle Testing 1 1
404-693 Drive Train/Transaxle Testing 2 1
404-694 Service Internship 2
404-695 Customer Service Fundamentals 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits55

General Education Courses Within Program

801-311Communication2
804-306Shop Mathematics I2
806-315Applied Science2