Auto Service Technician

WHAT DOES AN AUTO SERVICE         TECHNICIAN DO?

Washburn Tech is so much more than what we traditionally call “a car mechanic school” in Kansas. Today’s auto service technician knows the sophisticated technology behind each vehicle, and stays current as new technologies emerge. They diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul all types of vehicles. Our newly remodeled automotive lab prepares you for these challenges and puts your career on the road to success.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

The program prepares you with the knowledge and skills to repair, service and maintain all types of vehicles. Unlike auto repair schools in the past, Washburn Tech provides training that uses high tech diagnostic and repair tools on a fleet of late model vehicles in a new, cutting-edge facility. Instruction includes basic theory and familiarization of automotive components, engine repair and performance, steering and suspension, automatic and manual transmission, brakes and electricity/electronics.  The program is nationally certified and includes both classroom and hands-on learning. Tools and tool boxes are provided by Washburn Tech.  Attending full-time, you can complete the program in two semesters, while part-time and high school students can finish in four semesters.  Upon completion, you will earn a 52 credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

Employment projections are better for technicians who have an automotive technician education, as provided by schools such as Washburn Tech. The U.S. Department of Labor expects the job market to hold steady. According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the average entry-level salary for an auto service technician in 2015 was $12.47 an hour or $25,934 annually. The average wage was $18.57 an hour or $38,627 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $25,934 $12.47
Average $38,627 $18.57

CERTIFICATIONS

  • ASE Student
  • SP/2 (Safety and Pollution Prevention)
  • MACS 609
  • Snap-on EEDM-525 Multimeter
  • Snap-on Verus Diagnostic
  • OSHA-10

SCHEDULE

This program begins every January and August.

Daytime Options:
M-F 8:00a—11:10a (2 year pathway)
M-F 11:45a—2:55p (2 year pathway)
M-F 8:00a—2:55p (1 year pathway