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Automotive Technology

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 Student Certification: Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, Maintenance and Light Repair, Steering and Suspension
  • ASE Adult Certification (optional): Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair (G1)
  • OSHA 10


Anthony Darr

Automotive Technology Instructor

Vanguard Tech Center

Ryan Lepper

Automotive Technology Instructor


Phylis Watkins

Educational Aide

Vanguard Tech Center

Career Opportunities

Entry Level

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


  • Master Automotive Technician
  • Service/Parts Manager


  • Business Manager/Owner
  • Field Service Engineer/Technical Support