Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair Technician

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This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the automotive  industry; planning, management, finance, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.  Refer to grade level requirements section on page 8 of this catalog.



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Admission Requirements

a. Minimum age of 16

b. Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, a minimum score of 10.0 must be obtained in Total Math and 9.0 in Reading and Language

Classroom Hours

Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (6 hours per day)

Length in Classroom Hours:


Industry Certifications

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Professional Certification

Employment Opportunities

There are many opportunities for persons trained in Automotive Services: Mechanic, Transmission Mechanic, Brake Repairer, Automotive Service, and Automotive Heating/Air Conditioning Technician.

Estimated Cost

The tuition cost for the 600 clock hour program is $5,184.00, plus lab fees, textbooks, certification exams, automotive kit, parking permit, uniforms, and student ID badge, totaling $6,222.17. The Pell grant is available for this program. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice.