A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Automotive Service Technician: Diagnoses vehicle malfunctions, performs appropriate repairs, and recommends/conducts regular vehicle maintenance.
Automotive Electronics Specialist: Utilizes hi-tech equipment to troubleshoot complex electrical and computer malfunctions. Replaces and reprograms engine, body and transmission controllers.
Brake Specialist: Performs complete brake system safety inspections, diagnoses brake system concerns and makes necessary repairs.
Steering, Suspension & Alignment Specialist:
Diagnoses and repairs steering and suspension system concerns, utilizes computerized equipment to perform suspension and steering system adjustments.
Transmission and Drive Train Specialist: Diagnoses and repairs concerns related to automatic and manual transmissions, drive trains and differentials.
Engine Performance Specialist: Utilizes hi-tech equipment to diagnose and repair engine drivability concerns relating to engine mechanical, ignition and fuel systems.
Heating & Air Conditioning Specialist: Diagnoses and repairs heating and air conditioning control systems.
Engine Repair Specialist: Diagnoses engine mechanical failure. Disassembles, inspects, and measures engine components. Recommends/ conducts component replacement.
Shop Foreman: Works with the technician and customer to get vehicles repaired correctly.
Parts Manager: Organizes and oversees the parts department. Works with the technicians to get the correct parts to repair the vehicles.
Warranty Claims Person: Calculates the amount of time spent repairing a vehicle compared to what the manufacturer will allow.
Owner/Operator: Owns and operates his/her own repair facility, may have employees working for them.
The following certificates/technical diplomas may be applied toward this program:
906021, Service Writer Certificate