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.
Career Certifications & Credentials
- State of Michigan Automotive Technician Certification
- ASE Student Certification
- Various manufacturers certifications