Male student auto technician securing a wheel on a vehicle.

Automotive Technology

This two-year program, based on the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF), is designed to graduate entry-level technicians with a broad skills set, a solid foundation in electrical/electronics, and a general understanding of all automotive systems.


PDF DocumentAutomotive Technology Program Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Customer service skills
  • Use of OEM specifications for repairs
  • Writing an effective work order
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork/employability skills
  • Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR)
  • Automotive electronic systems knowledge
  • Work ethic skills

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Automotive technician
  • Tire technician
  • Service manager
  • Express service technician
  • Parts counter personnel
  • Oil change technician

CERTIFICATIONS and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • English and/or math credit
  • ASE student certification
  • ASE student certification
  • OSHA basic training
  • Post-secondary articulated credit
  • ALLDATA service specialist certificate
  • MLR certification
  • PASSES EDGE workplace safety certificate

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

With an on-campus automotive shop, students gain knowledge through a hands-on approach to learning vehicle service and maintenance. Job shadow and work experience programs often lead to immediate employment following graduation.

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership can occur with Skills USA, National Technical Honor Society and Student Council.