47.0604 AUTOMOBILE/AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN(PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)
Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program are prepared to apply technical knowledge and skills to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles and light trucks. This Program includes instruction in the diagnosis and testing, including computer analysis, of malfunctions in and repair of engines, fuel, electrical, cooling and brake systems and drive train and suspension systems. Instruction is also given in the adjustment and repair of individual components and systems such as cooling systems, drive trains, fuel system components and air conditioning and includes the use of technical repair information and the state inspection procedures. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.
This Program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is designed for students who would like to work in the automotive service industry. Automotive technicians need knowledge of electronics, emission control, electricity, mechanics, and hydraulics.
The need for skilled technicians is rapidly increasing. Expanded use of electronics, new government requirements on safety and pollution control, and more extensive warranties on new vehicles require the work of highly skilled technicians and diagnosticians.
Related Occupations / EmploymentOpportunities:
Road Force Balancer
Digital Image – Alignment
On Vehicle Brake Lathe
Hunter Tire Changer Machine
Automotive Service Technician
Automotive Specialty Technician
Administrative Service Manager
Trouble Shooting Skills
Ability to Work
Independently and in
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Automotive Service Technicians & MechanicsCertifications available to qualified students: