Career Major - Auto Maintenance & Light Repair Technician

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Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician - Alva Campus and Fairview Campus
Students in the Auotmotive Maintenance & Light Repair Technician career major will learn the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician. This career major will expose the student to courses in automotive preventative maintenance and servicing and replacing brakes, and steering and suspension components. They will also learn how to do general electrical system diagnosis, learn electrical therory, perform basic tests and then determine necessary action. They will learn how to evacuate and recharge air-conditioning systems using the proper refrigerant. The hours completed in this major are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards and an excellent foundation for the entry-level technician.

Career Major Length: 525 hours

SOC Code: 49.3020
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Introduction to Automotive Service 45
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Introduction I 45
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Fundamentals II 90
Automotive Brakes Introduction (I) 30
Automotive Brakes Fundamentals (II) 60
Automotive Steering and Suspension Introduction (I) 15
Automotive Engine Repair Introduction I 15
Automotive Heating and Air-Conditioning Introduction I 15
Automotive Engine Performance Introduction 45
Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axle Introduction I 15
Automotive Automatic Transmission Introduction 15
Automotive Steering and Suspension Fundamentals II 75
Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Fundamentals II 30
Workforce Staging 30

Campus Location
: Alva and Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: No.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $1,050
Full-time out-of-district adult - $2,100
Full-time materials use fees - $263

Salary Range: $13.89/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 9th grade level or above
  • Basic computer literacy/skills
  • Ability to understand theory and technical information
  • Ability to read and comprehend textbook and shop manual
  • Ability to complete basic math problems
  • Good health, physical condition and manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and stand/work on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Endurance to work under adverse weather conditions
  • Good communication skills

Cluster: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Pathway: Automotive Service

Alva Instructor: Mr. Ron Rader

Alva Instructor Website:

Fairview Instructor: Mr. Bobby Watson

Fairview Auto Tech Instructor's Facebook fan page:

Updated on 6/9/15