Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1314 N. Hiawatha Ave.
Pipestone, MN 56164

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This program is offered at the following locations:

Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson
56143

 



Automotive Technology

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The automotive technician inspects, tests and diagnoses vehicles to determine necessary maintenance and repair. They drive vehicles analyzing specific systems such as: the brakes system, suspension system, and transmission/driveline systems. They also analyze engines for cylinder compression and fuel consumption, while listening for sounds indicative of malfunctions. The automotive technician uses advanced diagnostic data to perform all maintenance and repairs. Using micrometers, calipers and thickness gauges, the technician can measure a component for excessive wear. Specific components are often disassembled for further inspection and evaluation; these components include the engine, transmission and differential.

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