auto tech

Automotive Technology

  • Program Profile
    As new vehicles become more technologically advanced the need for highly-trained automotive technicians continues to grow. Maintenance and repair necessitates the use of state-of-the-art equipment. In our lab you will learn to use electronic diagnostics like the Solus scan tool and lab scope, Hunter alignment machine, Coats Sonar tire balancer, and Midtronics Battery, Starting and Charging Tester. Major areas of instruction include engine performance, brake systems, steering and suspension, and electrical systems. During a typical day in Automotive Technology, you are exposed to hands-on experiences using vehicles donated from various auto manufacturers and those owned by students and Career Center staff. You can become eligible for mentoring and job placement programs with the proper attendance and grade point average.

    Career Opportunities
    New Car Technician
    Specialty Shop Technician
    Auto Part Specialist
    Auto Technician
    Truck Technician
    Factory Technician
    Service Advisor/Writer

    Did You Know?
    The Automotive Technology program has proudly placed graduates in dozens of car dealerships and repair shops all over the Miami Valley. The professionalism and technical skills learned in this program have earned respect in the automotive industry.

    Career-Technical Student Organization affiliation – SkillsUSA

    College Connections
    Sinclair Community College Tech Prep Scholarship ($3,000)
    College credits may be earned for Intro to Auto Service and Math for the Trades.

    Contact Steve Erbaugh, Automotive Technology instructor, at