Automotive Services Technology
The Automotive Mechanics program provides instruction in the skills and technical knowledge needed to meet the entry level requirements of employment in the automotive field. Students develop an understanding of logical, step-by-step diagnostic procedures and repairs according to manufacturers’ recommendations. The automotive shop offers hands-on experience in disassembling, inspecting, adjusting, and testing various types of engines. Students also learn about advanced technology found in emission controls, sensing devices, electronic fuel injection, and computer-controlled timing.
When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year round during the day. Evening classes will be offered as the need arises.
What can I earn?
The national average for annual earnings is $37,100 and the hourly earnings is $17.84. The top 10% annual earnings is $62,300 and the hourly earnings is $29.94.
Employment of automotive service technicians
and mechanics is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be good.
Technicians are paid a “flat rate” by published