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About the program

Now more than ever, it's important to get a top-notch education that will get you into the workforce and earning a living quickly. That's why Minnesota State College Southeast's Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology program in Winona will get you through the classes you need for a 54-credit diploma in just one year!

Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology runs for Fall and Spring semesters and one Summer session. The program is packed with everything you'll need to know to find employment in this high-paying, high-demand career area.

Start with the basics: Shop safety, use of service manuals, preventative maintenance, and the use of automotive tools and equipment. You will then progress quickly to in-depth, hands-on knowledge of:

  • Starting and charging systems
  • Gas and diesel engine repair
  • Drive trains and axles
  • Suspension and steering
  • Brake systems
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Light duty diesel and hybrid service
  • DC electricity, electric/electronic systems
  • Computer controlled systems
  • And more!

The course load in Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology is flexible enough to allow part-time employment while going to college. And if you already have a job in the field, you may be able to coordinate with your employer and the faculty to receive lab credit for hours worked in industry.

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