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Automotive Technology Foundations Certificate

1250 Homer Road Winona, Minnesota

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. In just one semester at Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona, you can earn a certificate in Automotive Technology Foundations that will get you on the fast track to employment in a high-demand field.

In this certificate, you will focus on:

  • Shop safety, the use of service manuals, preventative maintenance, and the use of automotive tools and equipment
  • Basic fundamentals of diesel engine construction and maintenance
  • Working with the power plants used in hybrid vehicles
  • Major emphasis on engine construction, fuel systems, hybrid safety, service and maintenance.
  • Basic starting and charging systems including part and component identification as well as testing and troubleshooting

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.

In addition, the Automotive Technology Foundations certificate can be completed over 4 semesters by PSEO high school students in evening classes during junior and/or senior year.

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Day and Evening
Length of Program
Less than 1 Year
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