• Automotive Technology


    Hands On Tools and Technology!
  • Auto Tech photo New industry technologies and automotive designs require highly-trained technicians more than ever. Students who complete this two-year program will have a basic understanding of today’s automobile and be prepared for an entry-level transportation technician position. The Automotive Technology Program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF) and is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) student training site. Certifications are available and completing students are able to take the Michigan Automotive Technician License test on site.

    As a certified training site, the Career Center maintains a high standard for teaching required skills, continually upgrading its tools and equipment, and integrating the latest technologies into the program curriculum.   

    First-year students learn the basics in vehicle service and shop/lab safety. They will learn repair techniques and proper usage of automotive tools to repair both gas and diesel vehicles, while also completing assigned projects in the lab. Students often attend the North American International Auto Show and the Autorama custom car show.

    While automotive students are generally self motivated and mechanically inclined, they also need good math, reading, and science abilities to understand the auto technology material and manuals. Students will enjoy time working on vehicles in the lab, but also spend time learning the theory behind the repair in the classroom.

     
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    Success Indicators
    • Strong reading skills: Able to read for information, locate information and draw conclusions

    •  Critical thinking skills

    •  Understand textbook and technical material written at college level

    •  Computer based curriculum: Textbook and many assignments are online

    •  Math/measurement is critical: Micrometer, fractions, metric system, volume, geometry

    • Strong employability skills: Good attendance, positive attitude, following safety rules, daily uniform, organizational skills, effective time management

    • Able to work independently and in small teams

     
  • Instructors

    Ryan Brelinski 
    phone: (517) 990-6605
     
     
    Craig MacDonald
    phone: (517) 990-6631
     

     
    • Baker College
    • Davenport University
    • Ferris State University
    • Jackson College
    • University of NW Ohio
    • Washtenaw Community College

     

    Career Credentials and Certifications
    • State of Michigan Automotive Technician
    • ASE Student Certification