Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician - NATEF Aligned Career Major - Overview

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician - NATEF Aligned

Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician - NATEF Aligned
Career Major Length
630 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors, Seniors & Adults
M-F 7:40-10:30A &/or 11:25A-2:15P
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Students in this major will cover the skills necessary to enter the automotive industry to perform light repair and maintenance duties. Students will concentrate on courses in introduction, brakes, steering & suspension, electrical electronics, and engine performance. They will learn how to test and lubricate engines and other major components and replace worn parts before they cause breakdowns. The student will also perform diagnostics to determine whether a component is salvageable or needs to be replaced. The hours completed in this major are aligned with the four required minimum ASE/NATEF standards. ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Career Major Length
630.00Total Hours
Course Title
Fundamentals of Automotive Service (NATEF aligned)
Automotive Brakes (NATEF aligned)
Automotive Engine Repair (NATEF aligned)
Automotive Electrical/Electronics (NATEF aligned)
Automotive Steering and Suspension (NATEF aligned)
Workforce Staging

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading and math skills at the 9th grade level or above
  • Basic computer literacy/skills
  • Ability to understand theory and technical information
  • Ability to read and comprehend textbook and shop manuals
  • Ability to complete basic math problems
  • Good health, physical condition and manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and stand/work on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Endurance to work under adverse weather conditions
  • Good communication skills

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