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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
Fond du Lac
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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org
Annual Median Salary
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