Automotive Technology

Whether it’s designing and testing vehicles as an engineer, or diagnosing and repairing them as technician, or working with customers in service and parts departments – automotive technology is a hot career. Being the sector with the most employment and incredible technology changing every few months, today’s technicians need to be highly skilled and versatile in order to make great salaries. Find out more about automotive technology and engineering careers, schools, educational resources, and more.

Auto Tech Careers

Diagnose problems and repair cars and light trucks.

State Median Salary

$19.74/HOUR

Future Outlook

2% GROWTH

Participating Colleges

Minnesota State has 25 colleges with transportation related program pathways. Below is the list of colleges that support these career pathways. Expand each one to see what each college offers!

Campus Location
1355 West Highway 10 Anoka, MN 55303
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Technician (DIP)
  • Automotive Technician (AAS)
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Campus Location
501 W. College Drive Brainerd, MN 56401
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Technology (DIP)
  • Automotive Technology (AAS)
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Campus Location
3300 Century Ave North White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Services Technician (DIP)
  • Basic Automotive Service (CERT)
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Campus Location
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (DIP)
  • Automotive Technician (AAS)
  • Automotive Technician (DIP)
  • Automotive Electronics & HVAC (DIP)
  • Automotive Engine Performance (DIP)
  • Automotive Powertrain (DIP)
  • Automotive Vehicle Maintenance (CERT)
  • Automotive Service (ASEP) (AAS)
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Campus Location
9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Technician (DIP)
  • Automotive Technician (AAS)
  • Automotive Technology (Ford ASSET) (AAS)
  • Maintenance Light Repair (CERT)
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Campus Location
13100 College View Dr Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Technician (DIP)
  • Automotive Technician (AAS)
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Campus Location
1515 East 25th St
Hibbing, MN 55746
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Technician (DIP)
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Campus Location
2101 Trinity Road Duluth, MN 55811
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Auto Service Technology (DIP)
  • Auto Service Technology (AAS)
  • Brake and Suspension Technician (CERT)
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Campus Location
1250 Homer Road Winona, MN 55987
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology (DIP)
  • Automotive Technology Foundations (CERT)
  • Undercar Specialist (CERT)
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Campus Location
1900 28th Ave S Moorhead, MN 56560
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Service Technology (DIP)
  • Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
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Campus Location
401 West Street Jackson, MN 56143
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Advanced Engine Performance and Electrical (CERT)
  • Automotive Technology (AAS)
  • Automotive Technician (DIP)
  • Automotive Drivetrain Systems (CERT)
  • Automotive Engine Repair & Electrical (CERT)
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Campus Location
1101 Highway 1 East Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Electronics and Drivability (CERT)
  • Automotive Engine Repair, Suspension and Brakes (CERT)
  • Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
  • Automotive Service Technology (DIP)
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Campus Location
905 Grant Ave SE Bemidji, MN 56601
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Service and Performance (DIP)
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Campus Location
900 Fourth St. S.E. Pine City, MN 55063
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Technician (CERT)
  • Automotive Technology (DIP)
  • Automotive Technology (AAS)
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Campus Location
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Service Technology (AAS)
  • Automotive Service Technology (DIP)
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Campus Location
2200 Riverland Drive Albert Lea, MN 56007
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive General Service Technician (DIP)
  • Automotive Service Technology (DIP)
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Campus Location
1540 Northway Dr. St. Cloud, MN 56303
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Service Technician (DIP)
  • Automotive Service Technician (AAS)
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Campus Location
235 Marshall Ave St. Paul, MN 55102
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Service Technician (DIP)
  • Automotive Service Technician (AAS)
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Campus Location
1920 Lee Blvd North Mankato, MN 56003
Degrees / Diplomas / Certificates
  • Automotive Service (DIP)
  • Automotive Service (AAS)
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