Auto Technologies


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Program Description
Become a high-tech problem solver in this two-year program where students prepare for work as technicians at car dealerships, service centers and automotive specialty shops.  Learners learn and develop the necessary skills through theory instruction and practical hands-on experiences.  Area business partnerships enhance the students’ experience by providing knowledge and insight of the industry and future job opportunities.   Students have the opportunity to earn 14 credit hours towards an Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science at Stark State College.

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Skills Necessary for Success
  • Responsible team player
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Ability to follow multi-part directions and complete complicated tasks
  • Patience to follow through on assignments
  • High tech problem-solver
  • Cooperative attitude
  • Disciplined self-starter
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Positive work ethic
Professional Pathways
  • Automotive service technicians at car dealerships, service centers and automotive specialty shops
  • Tune-up technician
  • Electrical systems technician
  • Front-end technician
  • Brake specialist
  • Diagnostician
  • Field service technician
Industry Credentials
  • ASE Entry Level Certification
Recommendations
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
Career Interests/Helpful Background
  • Experience working with automobiles
  • Knowledge of computer software and keyboarding skills
Foundational Skills
  • Basic diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • Proficiency in repair and maintenance of a car’s mechanical and electrical systems
  • Professional communication
  • Customer service
Post-Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.
  • College credits available
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson

COURSES AND CREDITS:
Cuyahoga Falls:
  • Level I: English 1; Transportation Maintenance 1; Engine Performance 1.
  • Level II: Braking, Suspension, Steering 1; Electrical/Electronics 1.
Hudson:
  • Level I: Science 1; Transportation Maintenance 1; Engine Performance 1.
  • Level II: Math 1; Braking, Suspension, Steering 1; Electrical/Electronics 1.

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