Auto Mechanics

Did you know that today's average automobile has 40 microprocessors? Advanced automotive technology like this calls for a higher level of training - and that's exactly what NWCTC's Auto Mechanics Technology program delivers! With a program of study that integrates industry-standard technology and hands-on training with real-world work experience, Auto Mechanics Technology prepares students for entry-level employment. The program is operated just like an actual auto shop, where students are given work orders and are expected to work independently to achieve certain tasks.


Possible
Occupations:

· Auto Mechanics
· Service Managers
· Auto Technicians
· Transmission Technicians
· Parts Managers
· Insurance Adjusters
· Automotive Salespersons
· Warranty Clerks
· Warranty Clerks
· Independent Shop Owners



· Download Brochure
Academic
Requirements:

· Algebra I
· Algebra II
· Geometry
· College Prep English
· Science


bottom left
Curricular
Components:

· Engine Repair
· Steering & Suspensions
· Brake Maintenance
· Computer Diagnostics
· Tune-Ups
· Fuel & Electrical Systems
· Drive-Train
· Engine Performance

bottomright
topright

Fact Check

· The ability to diagnose the source of a problem quickly and accurately requires good reasoning ability and a thorough knowledge of automobiles. Many technicians consider diagnosing hard-to-find troubles one of their most challenging and satisfying duties.

· For trainee automotive service technician jobs, employers look for people with strong communication and analytical skills. Technicians need good reading, mathematics, and computer skills to study technical manuals.

· ASE certification has become a standard credential for automotive service technicians. Certification is available in eight different areas of automotive service.

· The increasing use of advanced technology in automobiles will also lead to new opportunities for repair technicians, especially those with specialized skills or certifications.

Last Modified on November 17, 2015
CLOSE