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.


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.


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