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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Student working on car
As new vehicles become more technologically advanced the need for highly-trained automotive technicians continues to grow. You will be exposed to the most modern diagnostic technology relating to automotive performance and repair.  During a typical day in Automotive Technology, you will be exposed to handson experiences using working vehicles from actual customers.

What Am I Learning?

  • Brake systems
  • Steering and suspension
  • Electrical systems
  • General Maintenance and Repair

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • New car technician
  • Specialty or hot rod shop technician
  • Auto parts specialist
  • Truck technician
  • Factory technician
  • Service advisor

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Service manager
  • Automotive engineer
  • Automotive designer
  • Factory representative

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • NATEF – ASE Student Certifications
  • NC3 Certifications / Snap-On
  • Electronic and Mechanical Torque wrenches
  • Multimeter operation
  • On vehicle brake lathe
  • Alignment, tire dismount/mount, and tire diagnostics and balance

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • Lincoln Technical Institute

Work-based Learning

  • Work on customer vehicles at the Career Center starting junior year
  • On-the-job placement opportunities during senior year
  • Career Technical Student Organization: SkillsUSA

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections

  • Automotive and watercraft service attendant: $23,560 - $30,110 
  • Automotive service technician: $29,880 - $57,830 
  • Automotive master mechanic: $26,810 - $50,270
  • Transportation vehicle, equipment and systems inspector: $48,940 - $104,920

Contact Teacher

Contact Steven Erbaugh at [email protected]
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