Automotive Service Technology

Automotive Service Technology

Overview

The Auto Technology instructor demonstrates to a student an engine task.The Automotive Service Technology program is NATEF/ASE certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and is a participating school for the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES). AYES is a partnership among participating automotive manufacturers, participating local dealerships, and Grant Career Center. All participants work together to prepare and train entry-level automotive technicians.
 
CTAGs
CTAUT005 – Introduction to Automotive Service and Repair – 2 semester hours
Students must pass Ground Transportation Maintenance and pass the ASE/NATEF Student Certification Examination for Maintenance and Light repair (MLR) or Automobile Service and Technology (AST) and seek credit within two years from the date the exam was taken.

Certifications/Credentials
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification, AYES Certificate

A student prepares a car to be lifted.   Program of Study
   Ground Transportation
   Ground Transportation Engine & Power Train
   Ground Transportation Electrical/Electronics
   Automotive Braking, Suspension, and Steering Systems
   2 credits-English
   2 credits-Math (Algebra 2 and Advanced Math)
   2 credits-Science (Chemistry and Environmental Biology)
   2 credits-Social Studies (American Government & Elective)
 
Career Opportunities
Service Technician (Dealership / Independent)
Fleet Operations
Service Consultant/Advisor
Parts Sales-Wholesale and Retail
Automotive Technician
Automotive Part Sales
Drivability Computer Specialist
Parts/Service Manager

Typical Wages
• $8 to $12/hour starting wage
A student uses a battery charger.

Is This You?
• I am self-reliant
• I solve problems
• I have mechanical aptitude
• I am detail oriented
• I am a team player
 
Student Organization
 
Automotive Youth Education Systems
AYES means Opportunity to you!
  • Earn money while preparing for a variety of well-paying, satisfying careers:
    • Master Technicians with 3-5 years of experience can earn $30,000 –50,000 + annually
  • Enjoy the challenge of integrated work/study experiences
  • Class work relates to the job, and the job related to class work
  • Take advantage of the career and personal guidance provided by school and workplace mentors
  • Develop the kinds of professional skills that employers want and need
    • Motivation
    • Communication
    • Self-Discipline
    • Critical Thinking
    • Problem Solving
    • Goal Setting
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
    • Customer Service
  • Develop technical skills that high-tech firms want and need
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