Program Mission: Provide the opportunity for students to acquire the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry.
Credentials: All Automotive Service instructors are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Master Automobile Technicians and regularly receive advanced training from vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. The Automotive Service department was evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and has been an ASE Certified Automotive Training Program since 1998.
After Graduation: An individual completing this program will find employment opportunities available in a variety of settings. With additional training and experience, many technicians become shop foreman, service advisor, service manager or open their own business. These positions require excellent communication, organization and supervisory skills.
Preparation: Individuals interested in a career in automotive service should be mechanically inclined, have good reading and math skills, and enjoy working on cars and trucks. High school training in automotive service is an advantage, as is any training in electronics and computer operation. But the most important factor may be your desire to succeed in this highly skilled profession.
The goal of the program is to provide intensive training and experience in the diagnosis, repair and service of contemporary vehicles.
Program Core Competencies (Common)
As a result of completing this program, the student will be able to:
- Perform engine diagnosis and repair
- Diagnose and repair transmissions and drive trains
- Service suspension and steering components
- Inspect and repair braking systems
- Demonstrate electrical/electronic component repairs
- Maintain and service heating and air conditioning systems
- Trouble shoot and repair engine performance problems
- Demonstrate customer professionalism