Automotive Service Technology

The Automotive Service program is a two year program designed to prepare students either to enter the automotive repair industry workforce in an entry level position or to prepare them for post-secondary training in the automotive industry. The program is ASE/NATEF certified in 7 areas, including: brakes, steering and suspension, engine repair, engine performance, heating and air conditioning, electrical/electronic systems and manual drivetrains and axles.

Training is divided between classroom and laboratory experiences that incorporate theory of operation, service and repair of the various automotive systems. Also students will learn and utilize service and repair software and become familiar with automotive suppliers and acquiring repair parts, as well as repair order preparation and billing.

Industry relevant math skills are taught as well as written and verbal communication skills needed in the modern workplace. Scientific principles taught include viscosity, thermal expansion and contraction, pressure movement and pressure/temperature relationships, among others.

This course is valuable for anyone seeking to enter the automotive/transportation industry as it gives valuable background and depth of vehicle systems and use of present technology, be it as a parts store employee, a mechanical engineer, a service writer/advisor, and a technician of various vehicle and equipment types.

The automotive service technician utilizes the skills of many sciences and fields of study that include heating and air conditioning technician, machinist, electrician, welder/fabricator, computer technician and others in to being able to effectively diagnose, repair and adjust today's automobiles.

Email the instructor(s): Bryan Ruble or David Overfield

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