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An Automotive and General Service Technician works on an engine

Maintenance and Light Repair



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


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.


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.


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.


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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