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The Automotive Technologies Program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to service, troubleshoot and repair basic automotive systems. Hands-on shop time allows students to disassemble, repair, reassemble, rebuild and test auto engines, brakes and suspension systems.

Course work includes the fuel systems, electrical, transmission, trans-axel and belt/pulley/chain drive systems. Instruction also covers safety practices, wiring diagrams, mechanical schematics and the use of technical manuals.

Training Duration: 624 hours (3-6 months)

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5 days a week schedule, Monday–Friday

Admission/Academic Requirements: Class open to all students. No technology experience required.

Performance Expectations: Exemplary attendance, ability to work well with others in a group setting, ability to follow directions and conform to safety rules. 

Costs: 2020 – 2021 Tuition for Automotive Technologies Program is $6,000. Financial Assistance for Career Training classes will be assessed on an individual basis at Intake.

Career Opportunities

• According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is $39,550.

• Jobs for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics are expected to increase 6% annually from 2016-2026.

• Employment opportunities are available in the following areas: automotive service, oil changes, tire service, small engine service and repair, equipment service and repair and motorcycle/recreational vehicle service and repair.

Learn more: Study & Technical Competencies

How to apply: Visit our website at www.oaces.net and click on “Enroll Now” to select an Intake date or call us at (585) IMPROVE (585- 467-7683).