Put your automotive career into gear!
Full-Time Adult Classes
30 Hours of Training Per Week
The Automotive Technology program trains students for entry-level positions in the automotive industry. Students spend 50 percent of their time working in a supervised shop, and the other 50 percent is spent in the classroom studying related theory.
Automotive technicians are in great demand. In the metropolitan area, technicians can earn an annual salary as high as the mid-$60,000 range. Increased high-tech controls are enabling technicians to earn even more!
Through articulation agreements students can earn 12 hours of credit through the University of Northwestern Ohio. Call 304-754-7925 for more information.
Opportunities in the Field
Dealerships—Line Mechanic, Specialty Mechanic, New/Used Car Preparation Parts, Parts Sales
Specialty Shops—Brakes, Tune-Up, Exhaust, Tires
Offered through area dealerships, such as
Apple Valley Chevrolet
Miller Honda VW Isuzu
Class enrollment is limited to 20.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a certificate. Students are required to take the ASE Test which will recognize them nationally in areas of training.
The curriculum is divided into four (4) marking periods. Classes include:
Careers in Automotive Technology
Tools—use and care
Brakes—Disc and Drum
Electronic Anti-lock Brakes
Steering and Suspension
Front and Rear Suspension
Fuel System Components – Functions
Scan Tool Use
Heating and Air Conditioning
A/C System Components
A/C Operation and Theory
Academic—Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED equivalent and must take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education).
Health—Students must be in good health, able to lift approximately forty pounds, bend, and stand up to six hours daily on concrete floors.
Application—Prospective students will fill out an application and take a short entrance exam. The information is used in the student selection process. A copy of student’s driving record must be submitted with the application.
Tuition is paid on a semester basis. There are 2 semesters.
There is no refund for the registration fee. No refunds are issued after the 10th day of class. No refund is given for textbooks or tools.
Student Financial Aid
Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Development Board, TAA,
VA Rehab., and Pell Grant. Contact Coordinator of Student Services for information
Length of Program
Eleven (11) months with maximum number of absences not to exceed fifteen (15).
Students wear clothing suitable for the job. In the shop, students will wear leather boots, a sleeved shirt, long pants, and safety glasses.