Automotive Service Technician

Course Description

According to the most recent NATEF Automotive Service Technician standards, students in this major will cover the skills necessary to become an entry-level technician. Students will concentrate on courses in introduction, brakes, steering & suspension, electrical/electronics, engine performance, heating & air conditioning, engine repair, automatic transmission, and manual drive train and axles. They will learn how to diagnose and complete brake service, perform vehicle steering and suspension alignment, as well as electrical theory, electrical/electronic diagnostics. Students will cover engine performance diagnostics and techniques for repair using a variety of diagnostic equipment. This career major includes automotive heating, air conditioning and the student will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant, as well as diagnostics of the heat and A/C system. Students will use advanced diagnostic and repair equipment to troubleshoot complex automotive systems. This career major is intended to provide courses closely aligned with NATEF hours and tasks. ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Course Sequence

Fundamentals of Automotive Service (NATEF aligned)
45 hours

Automotive Brakes (NATEF compliant)
95 hours

Automotive Steering & Suspension (NATEF compliant)
95 hours

Automotive Engine Repair (NATEF compliant)
130 hours

Automotive Electrical & Electronics (NATEF compliant)
210 hours

Automotive Engine Performance (NATEF compliant)
160 hours

Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning (NATEF compliant)
70 hours

Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle (NATEF compliant)
80 hours

Automotive Manual Drivetrain and Axles (NATEF compliant)
80 hours

Workforce Staging
30 hours

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

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