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Automotive Technology

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Automotive Technicians inspect, maintain, and repair cars, and trucks. Graduates develop diagnostic and repair skills on late model vehicles. Subjects include engine diagnosis, electronic and electrical systems, suspensions and brake systems, transmission and air conditioning, as well as systems primarily controlled by computers and electronic components.

Graduates learn using many different tools, including computerized diagnostic tools and power tools such as wrenches, lathes, welding torches, and jacks and hoists. These tools usually are owned by employers.

To achieve ASE certification eligibility, requires two year experience.

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WHAT DOES AN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN DO?

Automotive Technicians inspect, maintain, and repair cars, and trucks. Graduates develop diagnostic and repair skills on late-model vehicles. Subjects include engine diagnosis, electronic and electrical systems, suspensions and brake systems, transmission and air conditioning, as well as systems primarily controlled by computers and electronic components.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of HVAC Technicians is projected to grow (6 percent from 2016 to 2026 ), as fast as the average for all occupations.

Automotive Technicians perform a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to:
  • Identify problems with automobiles by using computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Plan repair and work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience
  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they work properly
  • Follow checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined
  • Perform basic care and maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads, wheel bearings, and sensors
  • Perform repairs to manufacturer and customer specifications
  • Explain automotive problems and repairs to clients
Automotive Technicians can find employment at a variety of places including:
  • New and used automobile dealerships
  • Automotive mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance shops
  • Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores
  • Oil Change and lube services
  • Junkyards
  • Self-employed
Automotive Technology Program Woodland Hills

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS (SUMMARY)

Program Duration40 weeks
Externship Duration160 hours
Program Tuition and Cost$16,575
Certification AwardedDiploma in Automotive Technology

COURSES YOU WOULD TAKE FOR THIS PROGRAM

Working in the Automotive Shop80 Hours
Fundamentals of Automotive Engines80 Hours
Mechanical/Fluid Engine Systems80 Hours
Electrical Engine Systems80 Hours
Emission and Control Systems80 Hours
Power Transmission Systems80 Hours
Vehicle Suspension and Control Systems80 Hours
Vehicle Accessory Systems80 Hours
Externship160 Hours

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