If the power, speed and mechanics of cars get your adrenaline pumping, consider turning your love for cars into a great career. Automotive service technicians work in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Northwest Technical College’s automotive program includes service and diagnostic training in modern laboratories equipped with the latest service and testing equipment so students are prepared to handle anything that comes their way.
The ease of stackable credits at Northwest Technical College makes it simple for students to start with a 17-credit certificate in Automotive Chassis & Powertrain, through which they learn automotive fundamentals, and then advance to seek either a diploma in Motorsports Technology or an AAS degree as an Automotive Service Technician.
A block of overlapping courses allows students to complete either the Automotive Service program or the High-Performance Engine Machining program and then go on to take additional courses to complete both degree programs. Likewise, the Automotive Chassis & Powertrain certificate and the Motorsports Technology diploma share course requirements. Northwest Technical College is among a handful of colleges in the nation that offer the option to pursue these complementary programs at the same time.
Completing multiple credentials gives students a competitive skill set and expanded employment opportunities in motorsports and commercial automotive service.