The Automotive Service Technology program will get you on the right path toward becoming an ASE Certified Master Technician. Your time will be divided between the classroom and the shop acquiring knowledge and experience in engine repair, automotive transmission/trans-axle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and service, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. The classroom is equipped with training software that will allow you an “inside view” of the workings of a vehicle. In the shop, you will gain hands-on experience in repairing all mechanical aspects of a vehicle from bumper to bumper.
Students completing the Auto Service Technology program may seek employment as an Automotive Master Mechanic, or other specialty mechanic. As an Automotive Master Mechanic, you will spend your days repairing automobiles in a highly technical service shop, and will be expected to understand, repair, and maintain all serviceable parts on today's most technically advanced automobiles.
Typical day-to-day tasks might include:
Test driving vehicles and testing components and systems. Using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
Examining vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
Repairing, relining, replacing, and adjusting brakes.
Following checklists to ensure all important parts are examined including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
Conferring with customers to obtain descriptions of vehicle problems and to discuss work to be performed and future repair requirements.