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Auto Service Technology

  • Diploma
  • 72 credits
  • 1 Year
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Auto Service Technology at LSC?

In the Auto Service Technology program, students will learn skills to prepare for entry-level positions as automotive technicians. These skills will also be helpful in preparing for A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. Courses of instruction cover all systems of the automobile. This includes basic operation as well as learning to identify parts with the goal of developing diagnostic skills. Automotive service technicians, in addition to enjoying working with their hands, must also have the ability to diagnose technical automotive problems.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics right for you?

Transportation, distribution, and logistics workers move people and products by road, air, rail, and water. You might work as a driver, pilot, engineer, or captain. You might repair or maintain the vehicles, trains, planes, and ships that move people and products. Or, you might work behind the scenes to make sure the products and people get to the right place on time.

Plan Your Education

The Auto Service Technology Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

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Career Resources

Minnesota Careers in Automotive Repair and Service (MNCARS) is a workforce initiative created by a cross-section of automotive industry representatives, including independent repair shops, multiple-shop operators, suppliers, technical college administrators and other industry organizations. Its goal is to ensure a future workforce for Minnesota’s automotive service industry by raising awareness and recruiting people into technical college automotive education programs (collision and mechanical) and industry careers.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Diagnose and repair automotive heating and air conditioning, electrical, drive train, steering, suspension, brake, drive ability, engine and transmission systems
  • Follow environmental and ethical guidelines
  • Maintain and repair tools and equipment in the automotive shop
  • Use service manuals
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