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

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Program locations

This program is offered at the following locations:

Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Canby
56220

 



Automotive Technician: Basic

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 36
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The automotive technician inspects, tests and diagnoses vehicles to determine repairs required. Technicians start engines and listen for sound indicative of malfunctions, drive vehicles noting performance of parts such as clutch, gears and brakes, analyze motor for cylinder compression, fuel consumption, wheel alignment, and steering using a variety of testing devices. The automotive technician plans work procedures using charts, technical manuals and experience. A variety of lifting devices are used to gain access to the underside of vehicles.

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