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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

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