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Become a Master Technician

If you're interested in a rewarding and professional career, now is the time to take action! Luther will provide the technical skills, real-world experience, and industry support needed to be successful in your career. Check out the program listing below to explore your career training opportunities.

  • Get paid to learn
  • No tuition cost1
  • All students receive $400/week2
  • Up to $4,000 tool scholarship
  • Master Technician certificate available upon completion of the program
  • Average Master Technician earns between $70-$130K
  • Excellent student-to-teacher ration; only 20 spots available
  • State-of-the-art training facility
  • All tools are provided
  • Job placement available after completion of Module 1


Take the next step and see how you can start training to prepare for a career.


About Us


Luther Auto Group is the Midwest’s largest family of dealerships with 29 brands and 40+ locations. In addition to representing new and used car dealerships and services. Luther has established the Luther Techincal Training Center, a fast-track technical facility providing an education focused on automotive technology.

At Luther, we’re committed to providing an engaging and supportive learning environment with the intention of enriching lives, strengthening communities, and preparing each candidate for a lifelong career with Luther Automotive.

Training Center Resources


Bright space D2L will be used as the training center Learner Management System.

Textbook resource: “Automotive Technology Principles, Diagnosis, and Service” 6th Edition by James D. Halderman.


All Necessary tools, equipment, and diagnostic scan tools are provided.

Student work uniforms are provided. 

Student Expectations


  • Arrive on time
  • Be responsible for all assigned shop tools and laptop computer
  • Participate during lectures
  • Complete all classroom, lab, and homework assignments
  • Maintain a “C” average or higher
    • Professionalism, chapter assignments, lab assignments, formal assignments
  • Perform vehicle service producing billable hours on current models
  • Complete required manufacturer certification training & ASE certifications
Grading Scale
A = 90% to 100%
B = 80% to 89.9%
C = 70% to 79.9%



Luther Technical Training Center

9000 10th Avenue N, Suite 400
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Luther Technical Training Center with students

Meet Our Faculty



Mark Brantner

Technical Training Instructor

  • 35 years dealership experience
  • 35 years ASE Master Certified
  • GM Master Certified Technician
  • 14 years teaching experience
  • 8-year instructor at MN state colleges and universities
  • 5-year GM Service Factory Trainer at MN colleges and universities

Course Schedule

Technical Training Center Schedule

Module 1    (8 Weeks)    Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair

Module 2    (9 Weeks)    Electrical & Electronics

Module 3    (9 Weeks)    Engine Performance

Module 4    (9 Weeks)    Powertrain & Engine Mechanical

Module 5    (9 Weeks)    HVAC & Advanced Lab




The Luther Technical Training Center is open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, creed origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status. 

  • Applicant must be able to read and write English
  • Be at least 18 years of age. Students who are 17 and have not yet reached their 18th birthday will need parental consent.
  • Have an initial interview with an Admissions Representative 


Dealership Internship

After successful completion of Module 1 student will work at Luther while completing the technical training program.

Students are expected to work at sponsoring dealership.


Strong Career Outlook

  • Roughly 750,000 auto technicians in the country
  • Industry needs 76,000 new technicians each year for the next decade
  • Over 250 million vehicles on U.S. roads each year


Industry of the Future

  • Increasingly tech-driven field with manufacturers integrating complex electronic components as well as collision avoidance, EVC, and anonymous technology
  • High-tech computers on wheels


Fast Entry and Fast Growth

  • Minimal education requirements
  • Immediate job placement
  • Clear and fast-track career path
  • Opportunity to become Master Certified


Competitive Pay and Job Stability

  • National average for entry-level technicians is $42K per year with skilled technicians at or nearing six figures
  • Average Master Technicians mean between $70-130K


Program Outcomes


Program Outcomes


Tools and Equipment


To best facilitate your educations in the shop, all power tools hand tools, and testing equipment are provided for you. Our highly trained and certified instructors are available before and after class to assist you in your studies. This provides ample opportunity for you to do extra work, receive tutoring, or have your questions answered.



Hunter Engineering



The training center is designed to provide a perfect blend of classroom space and workshop area.

Quality Staff


We are dedicated to providing the premier training you need. Our 20:1 student instructor ratio ensures top-notch, concentrated, hands-on training that prepares students for the growing demand for technicians in the automotive industry.


1Per the Luther Technical Training Center program agreement
2While in Module 1

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