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Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

student working on car AS NEW VEHICLES BECOME MORE TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED the need for highly-trained automotive technicians continues to grow. You will be exposed to the most modern diagnostic technology relating to automotive performance and repair. During a typical day in Automotive Technology, you will be exposed to hands-on experiences using working vehicles from actual customers.

What Am I Learning?

  • Engine performance
  • Brake systems
  • Steering and suspension
  • Electrical systems

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • New car technician
  • Specialty or hot rod shop technician
  • Auto parts specialist
  • Truck technician
  • Factory technician
  • Service advisor

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Service manager
  • Automotive engineer
  • Automotive designer
  • Factory representative

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • NATEF – ASE Student Certifications

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Work-based Learning

  • Work on customer vehicles at the Career Center starting junior year
  • On-the-job placement opportunities during senior year
  • SkillsUSA CTSO Competitions

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections

  • Automotive & watercraft service attendants: $19,720-$25,940
  • Automotive specialty technicians: $31,200-$47,400
  • Automotive master mechanics: $26,810-$50,270
  • Transportation vehicle, equipment & systems inspectors: $40,220-$92,260

Contact Teacher

Steven Erbaugh at [email protected]
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