Through our Automotive Technology program, you’ll experience hands-on learning through live vehicle skill application and real work situations. You’ll learn to diagnose, maintain and repair performance related vehicle problems, and use advanced computer technology and techniques to troubleshoot various vehicular challenges. Along with developing customer service skills and character education/work site ethics, you’ll learn proper industry-wide safety measures, problem-solving techniques related to the automotive industry. 

Course Topics

  • Automotive Brakes/Braking Systems and Repair
  • Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems and Repair
  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Automotive Engine Performance Systems and Repair
  • Automotive Electrical and Electronics Systems and Repair

Industry-Recognized Credentials

  • First Aid/CPR
  • ASE/NATEF Student Certification: Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Maintenance and Light Repair, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Steering and Suspension
  • ASE Adult Certification (optional): Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair (G1)

Anthony Darr

Program Instructor
Vanguard Tech Center

Career Opportunities

Entry Level (with high school diploma and career training)

Service Adviser/Writer
Service Station/Independent Garage Light Duty Repair
Maintenance Technician

Technical (with CTE training, associate degree, technical certification)

Master Automotive Technician
Service/Parts Manager

Professional (with Bachelor's degree and beyond)

Business Manager/Owner
Field Service Engineer/Technical Support

Happening in the Classroom