Automotive Technician

Automotive Technician

Technical Diploma

Are you mechanically inclined, detail-oriented, customer focused, and have a solid work ethic? If so, you may find a career as an automotive technician very rewarding!

Growth in the number of vehicles on the road means higher demand for qualified automotive technicians at auto dealerships, independent repair shops, and auto parts suppliers. However, today’s vehicles require advanced skills and an understanding of technology. At Mid-State, you will have hands-on learning on a variety of vehicles, including real-world opportunities to diagnose and repair cars for real customers.

Mid-State Automotive Technician students are trained by instructors who are industry experts. You will learn about engine and transmission repair, drive train and axles, suspension and steering systems, brakes, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Students also have access to state-of-the-art equipment. You will use a variety of hand and power tools, as well as complex electrical diagnostic equipment, to identify and perform repairs.

The Automotive Technician program is accredited by the National Automotive Training Education Foundation (NATEF).


  • Automotive Machine Shop Technician
  • Automotive Parts Salesperson
  • Automotive Technician Specialist
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Small Engine Technician
  • Specialty Shop Technician


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10605108 Intro to Electronics 2.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
32404307 Suspension & Steering Systems 5.00
32404308 Braking Systems-Automotive 5.00
32404375 Service Practices in Transportation Industry 1.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
10462116 Metal Fabrication 3.00
32404311 Electrical Systems-Auto 5.00
32404324 Engine Repair 5.00
32404330 Applied Fluid Power 2.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 3
10404101 Electronic Control System Programming 3.00
10801199 Employment Strategies 3.00
10102130 Career Development 3.00
31809351 Applied Human Relations 2.00
32404323 Automatic Transmissions 5.00
32404325 Manual Transmissions 5.00
32806351 Applied Science 2.00
(20 Credits)
Term: 4
32404312 Advanced Electrical Systems-Auto 5.00
32404320 Hybrid Systems-Auto 1.00
32404322 Heating/Air Conditioning 3.00
32404326 Fuel Control System-Auto 5.00
32404376 Advanced Drivability - Auto 1.00
(15 Credits)
Total Credits: 66