• 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



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    Academic
    Requirements:

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


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    Curricular
    Components:

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

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    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