Automotive technology programs in Wisconsin help prepare students for jobs in the auto repair and maintenance field. Automotive technicians typically work for independent auto repair and maintenance shops, auto dealership service departments, or commercial fleet maintenance facilities. Their job responsibilities include the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of light trucks and cars. In some cases, auto techs may be required to interact with customers and perform administrative tasks. Graduates of automotive technology programs may also work as service advisors, sales representatives, supervisors, or maintenance facility managers.
Students interested in pursuing a formal education in automotive technology will find options available from Wisconsin schools. Here are six institutions that offer training in the field:
Comprehensive automotive technology programs instruct students in the repair and maintenance of all major automotive systems, including:
Along with classroom-based lessons, most programs include a hands-on training component, giving students the opportunity to work on actual vehicles or automotive systems. This training may take place at a campus garage or workshop, or even a local auto repair facility.
The state of Wisconsin does not require that auto technicians be licensed. However, some employers may require that job candidates hold a certificate, diploma, or degree in order to qualify for certain positions.
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) administers a certification program for technicians. The Institute's ASE certifications require the successful completion of certification exams, and in order to sit for the exams, candidates must have a minimum level of job experience and technical training from an accredited program. Most automotive technology programs aim to prepare students to take ASE exams and become certified.
Schools for Automotive Mechanics in Wisconsin are listed below.
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|School Name||Campus||Highest Award||Enrolled|
|Blackhawk Technical College||Janesville||Associate||2,283|
|Chippewa Valley Technical College||Eau Claire||Associate||5,998|
|Fox Valley Technical College||Appleton||Associate||7,624|
|Gateway Technical College||Kenosha||Associate||7,586|
|Lakeshore Technical College||Cleveland||Associate||2,727|
|Madison Area Technical College||Madison||Associate||14,647|
|Mid-State Technical College||Wisconsin Rapids||Associate||2,945|
|Milwaukee Area Technical College||Milwaukee||Associate||17,193|
|Moraine Park Technical College||Fond du Lac||Associate||7,440|
|Nicolet Area Technical College||Rhinelander||Associate||1,253|
|Northcentral Technical College||Wausau||Associate||3,729|
|Northeast Wisconsin Technical College||Green Bay||Associate||8,105|
|Southwest Wisconsin Technical College||Fennimore||Associate||2,549|
|Waukesha County Technical College||Pewaukee||Associate||7,419|
|Western Technical College Wisconsin||La Crosse||Associate||4,564|
|Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College||Shell Lake||Associate||3,677|
The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Wisconsin. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.
Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Automotive Mechanics relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.
|Fond du Lac||250||$34690||1.16|
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