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Automotive Service, Test or Powertrain Development Technicians



In 3 years complete up to 60 college credits, an associate’s degree from Washtenaw Community College, earn industry certifications and a paid internship between grades 12 and 13. Enrollment into the Automotive Technicians Program begin at Brighton High School, Hartland High School or Pinckney High School in year 11 through county CTE consortium agreements. The duration of your day will be back at your home high school. During year 12 your day will be spent in your high school and in courses with WCC; either in Livingston County, online or at WCC‘s main campus in Ann Arbor. In year 13 all classes will be offered through WCC either in Livingston County, online or at WCC‘s main campus in Ann Arbor.

Sample occupations:
Automotive Service Technician
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.

Automotive Test Technician
Assemble and disassemble components for automotive testing. Diagnose and maintain complex data equipment. Monitor and calibrate testing instruments while working in a crash lab or other testing facility. Source: Wcc.edu

Powertrain Development Technician
Assist engineers in determining the practicality of proposed product design changes and plan and carry out tests on experimental test devices or equipment for performance, durability, or efficiency.


Associate of Applied Science Automotive Service or Test Technician

  • 60 college credits
  • National Median Wage: $19.02 hourly, $39,550 annual. Projected growth 2016-26: 6%
  • Michigan Median Wage: $18.56 hourly, $38,600 annual. Projected growth 2016-26: 6%

Source: O*NET and the Bureau of Labor statistics

Sample course outlines:


Associate of Applied Science Powertrain Development Technician

  • 60 college credits
  • National Median Wage: $26.22 hourly, $55,360 annual. Projected growth 2016-26: 5%
  • Michigan Median Wage: $25.93 hourly, $53,930 annual. Projected growth 2016-26: 10%

Source: O*NET and the Bureau of Labor statistics

Sample course outline


2019-2020 LCEC Student Application - Washtenaw Community College
Washtenaw Community College

Washtenaw Community College

4800 E Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105