Maintain service operations by inspecting, maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles.
Students in are trained in the following subject areas:
Damage analysis and estimating
Structural analysis and damage repair
Non-structural analysis and damage
Mechanical components and electrical/electronics
Plastics and adhesives
Repair and refinish
Hybrid electric vehicles
Diesel hydraulic hybrid vehicles
Ultra-green clean diesel technology
Suspension and steering
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning inspection
Automotive service technology and parts
Program graduates go on to work in a wide variety of areas in the auto industry, depending on what they choose to specialize in. These can include auto repair self-employment, car dealerships, auto manufacturing, and automotive repair shops.
Before entering the program, students must:
Complete one of Job Corps' basic Automotive & Machine Repair career technical training programs.
Be at least 17½ years old.
Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Have a positive attendance and progress record.
Have a valid driver’s license or no barriers to receiving a license while enrolled.
Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
Complete a successful phone, in-person, or video-conference interview.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Students who complete an Automotive and Machine Repair training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), and the United Automobile Workers (UAW). Credentials such as these prepare students for work in original equipment manufacturing (OEM) dealerships and aftermarket automotive machine shops.
Advanced Auto Diesel/Collision
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While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
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