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Automotive and General Service Technician

AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE REPAIR

Description

Test vehicle systems and parts, identify mechanical problems, perform basic maintenance, repair and replace parts, and interact with clients. Work on engines, transmissions, drive belts, brakes, electronic steering systems, diagnostic tools, power tools, and common hand tools.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to automotive shop and personal safety
  • Automotive transmission and transaxle
  • Vehicle issue diagnosis
  • Brakes
  • Engine repair

Career Options

Career Options

Most Automotive and General Service Technician program graduates go on to work for businesses in the automotive industry. They can work at repair shops and perform routine maintenance.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

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 a program in the Automotive and Machine Repair training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as

  • the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
  • the United Automobile Workers (UAW).

Credentials such as these prepare students for work in original equipment manufacturing (OEM) dealerships and aftermarket automotive machine shops.

Automotive and General Service Technician Numbers to Know

$38K

National average earning potential for this career

8-18

Months to complete career training program

29

Number of centers offering training in this career

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills


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