Automotive Service Technician Career Major - Overview

Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technician
Career Major Length
1050 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors, Seniors & Adults
M-F 7:25-10:25A &/or 11:25A-2:25P
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According to the most recent NATEF Automotive Service Technician standards, students in this major will cover the skills necessary to become an entry-level technician. Students will concentrate on courses in introduction, brakes, steering & suspension, electrical / electronics, engine performance, heating & air conditioning, engine repair, automatic transmission, and manual drive train and axles. They will learn how to diagnose and complete brake service, perform vehicle steering and suspension alignment, as well as electrical theory, electrical/ electronic diagnostics. Students will cover engine performance diagnostics and techniques for repair using a variety of diagnostic equipment. This career major includes automotive heating, air conditioning and the student will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant, as well as diagnostics of the heat and A/C system. Students will use advanced diagnostic and repair equipment to troubleshoot complex automotive systems. This career major is intended to provide courses closely aligned with NATEF hours and tasks. ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Career Major Length
1050.00Total Hours
Course Title
Fundamentals of Automotive Service (NATEF aligned)
Automotive Brakes (NATEF compliant)
Automotive Engine Performance (NATEF compliant)
Automotive Engine Repair (NATEF compliant)
Automotive Automatic Transmission (NATEF compliant)
Automotive Electrical/Electronics (NATEF compliant)
Automotive Heating and Air-Conditioning (NATEF compliant)
Automotive Steering and Suspension (NATEF compliant)
Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axle (NATEF compliant)
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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