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Automotive Service Department Overview


The Automotive Service program is designed to provide the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry.  An individual completing this program will find employment opportunities available in a variety of settings.  Graduates find entry level positions in dealerships, independent repair facilities and fleet services.  With additional training and experience, many technicians can become a shop foreman, service advisor, service manage or open their own business.

Credentials: All Automotive Service instructors are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified Master Automobile Technicians and regularly receive advanced training from vehicle manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. The Automotive Service department was evaluated by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and has been an ASE Certified Automotive Training Program since 1998.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Automotive Service Program is to provide a high quality learning opportunity for students to develop the necessary skills to succeed in the automotive service industry.

Core Competencies

  1. Engine diagnosis and repair
  2. Automatic transmission and transaxle diagnosis and repair
  3. Manual drive train and axles diagnosis and repair
  4. Suspension and steering diagnosis and repair
  5. Brake system diagnosis and repair
  6. Electrical and electronic systems diagnosis and repair
  7. Heating and air conditioning diagnosis and repair
  8. Engine performance diagnosis and repair
  9. Describe professional and courteous customer service practices

Department Faculty

Jim Brady,   Dick Stelten