Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology industry is rapidly growing in high performance computer and mechanical technology. This career field involves diagnosis, repairs and maintenance of gasoline powered vehicles. Students will learn foundation knowledge, service skills and diagnostic problem solving in the following areas: brake systems, ignition systems, emissions and engine controls, fuel and exhaust systems, steering and suspension, electrical systems, electronics and cylinder head reconditioning. Safety is emphasized throughout the course. Common repair practices are emphasized by utilizing hands-on experiences on shop owned vehicles, component parts and actual customer vehicles.

Students will learn how to:

Perform engine tune-ups
Repair brakes
Diagnose and repair engines
Repair electrical systems
Use shop tools and equipment
Repair suspension and steering systems
Analyze hydraulic systems
Repair automotive drive trains

Salaries for automotive technicians have steadily increased, as automotive technology has become more sophisticated with the growing use of computer and advanced mechanical technology.

This program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. Students are expected to complete this program and be certified to obtain Student Automotive Service Excellence certifications upon graduation. These ASE certifications are recognized by Automobile Dealerships and repair facilities across the country.

To learn more about the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF), visit

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