Career Major - Automotive Service Technician

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Automotive Service Technician - Alva Campus and Fairview Campus
Students in Automotive Service Technician career major will learn about the various types of steering and suspension systems, how to diagnose them and how to perform alignments. Students will also cover wheel service techniques such as, how to mount/dismount tires, wheel balancing, and tire repairs. They will also learn how to do general electrical system diagnosis, learn electrical therory, perform basic tests and then determine necessary action.The hours completed in this major are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards, and ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Career Major Length: 1050 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 Steering and Suspension Introduction (I) 15
Automotive Engine Repair Introduction I 15
Auto Engine Repair Fundamentals II 45
Automotive Brakes Fundamentals (II) 60
Automotive Heating and Air-Conditioning Introduction I 15
Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axle Introduction I 15
Automotive Automatic Transmission Introduction 15
Automotive Engine Performance Introduction 45
Automotive Steering and Suspension Fundamentals II 75
Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning Fundamentals II 30
Auto Heat & Air Advanced III 60
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Advanced III 105
Automotive Engine Performance Fundamentals II 105
Automotive Brakes Advanced III 30
Automotive Steering and Suspension Advanced (III) 45
Automotive Engine Performance Advanced III 105
APMT Customer Service 30
Workforce Staging 30

Campus Location
: Alva and Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes, for those who qualify.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $2,100
Full-time out-of-district adult - $4,200
Full-time materials use fees - $525

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:

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Updated 6/9/15