sm eng 2The 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: 3-6 months.

Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 4 days a week schedule, Monday–Friday.

Class open to: All students.

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

Career opportunities:

• According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics is $36,610.

• Jobs for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics are expected to increase 9% annually from 2012-2022.

• 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.

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