Program Description:

Automotive service technicians and mechanics inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks. As the number of vehicles in use continues to grow, more service technicians will be needed to do basic maintenance and repair traditional mechanical components such as engines, transmissions, belts, and hoses. However, they must also be familiar with a growing number of electronic systems including braking, transmission, and steering systems. The increasing lifespan of late-model cars and light trucks will further increase demand for qualified workers.
 

Prerequisites: Student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment.
 
Program
Length:
Two years (1080 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August
 
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Fundamentals of Automotive Technology
  • Basic Engine Concepts
  • Brakes
  • Suspension and Steering
     
Elective Courses:
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Alternative Fuels
Certifications: NATEF; ASE
Sample Job Titles:

Automotive Technician (Auto Technician), Automobile Mechanic (Auto Mechanic), Automotive Worker, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance and Light Repair Technician, Brake Technician, Tire Technician, Tire Changer, General Service Technician

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