To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/auto-maintenance-technician/
Program Number: 31-602-3
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid
Moraine Park’s Auto Maintenance Technician program provides expert training to diagnose and repair vehicles using high-tech automotive equipment.
About the Program
The one-year Auto Maintenance Technician program at Moraine Park Technical College provides students the hands-on experience and extensive training needed to adapt to the rapidly changing automotive industry and prepare for entry-level vehicle repair jobs. Learn the skills necessary to test, diagnose and service vehicles that deliver improved fuel economy, complex safety systems and higher performance features.
What You'll Learn
Students receive hands-on training through Moraine Park’s automotive classes to become a front-end troubleshooter who performs diagnosis, service and repair of complex automotive systems. Work with the latest computerized diagnostic equipment to identify common problems found in a vehicle. Prepare for ASE certification testing and continue your education through Moraine Park’s Automotive Technology associate degree to advance your career opportunities in the automotive industry.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Additional Program Requirements
Students must wear a Moraine Park approved program uniform.
Standard Admissions steps details
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
Earn a technical diploma and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.