Automotive Technology

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    Students in the automotive technology pathway gain valuable hands-on experience working on staff vehicles.

  • The goals of the Automotive Technician pathway are to develop knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precaution of the trade, demonstrate the proper use of tools and equipment related to the trade, and develop knowledge of the basic systems of the automobile (Steering and Suspension, Automotive Brake Systems, Engine Operation, Components and Performance, and Automotive Electrical) and how to perform proper diagnosis and repairs on those systems. When students have completed the program they will have an understanding of the automotive career, post-secondary education opportunities, ASE Certifications and the various careers related to the automotive industry so they may demonstrate the skills necessary to enter the workforce as an entry-level automotive technician.
  • Quick Facts 

    What Am I Studying?

    Coursework & College Credit

    • Automotive Mechanical Technology Levels 1-3
    • Seniors approved for Co-Op may work in a local automotive-oriented business
    • Completion of 3-year pathway earns 3 credits at DTCC in Automotive Tech

    Certificates

    • Student ASE
    • Tech Prep

     

    How am I involved?

    • Student-run business: McKean Auto Tech
    • Member of Skills USA

     

    Where will it take me?

    • Entry-level Jobs

      • Lube Tech
      • Maintenance Tech
      • Tire Installer
      • Parts Inventory (stock person)
      • Apprentice
    • Technical Jobs

      • Level A or B Techs
      • Automotive Counterperson
      • Service Writer
      • Warranty Clerk
      • Scheduler
      • Lead Tech
      • Car Sales
    • Professional Careers

      • Shop Owner
      • Service Manager
      • Vehicle designer
      • Training Instructor for vendors