Required Coursework (12 hours)
|AUTO 100 Introduction to Automotive Technology||3 credits|
|AUTO 141 Engine Diagnosis and Ignition Systems**||5 credits|
|AUTO 146 Automotive Brake Systems*||4 credits|
Electives (7 hours required)
Any selected automotive courses from the following certification areas totaling 7 credits or more.
|AUTO 142 Fuel and Exhaust Systems*||5 credits|
|AUTO 221 Automotive Steering and Suspension*||4 credits|
|AUTO 225 Automotive Electrical Systems I*||4 credits|
|AUTO 245 Automotive Valve Train & Head Rebuilding*||4 credits|
|AUTO 246 Automotive Cylinder Block Rebuilding*||4 credits|
|AUTO 250 Introduction to Automotive Transmissions*||3 credits|
|AUTO 255 Automotive Electrical Systems II*||4 credits|
|TECH 271 Internship I* (by special arrangement)||3 credits|
|*Course has a prerequisite
**Course has co-requisite
|Fall 1||Winter 1||Summer 1|
|AUTO 100||AUTO 146||AUTO ELECTIVE|
|AUTO 141||AUTO ELECTIVE|
Effective: Fall 2005
Automotive service technicians and mechanics hold about 800,000 jobs. The majority work in:
- Automotive repair and maintenance shops
- Automobile dealerships
- Retail and wholesale automotive parts, accessories and supplies
- Service stations
- Automotive supply stores
- Federal, state and local government garages
- Self-employed automotive establishments
Employment is expected to gradually increase through 2020 as vehicles in operation increase and multiple vehicle families grow. Employment growth will be concentrated in dealerships and independent auto repair shops. More than 16 percent of service technicians are self-employed, twice the number in all other installation, maintenance and repair fields. People entering the occupation can expect steady work. The median annual wage of automotive service technicians and mechanics is over $35,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Is this for me?
Students in the Glen Oaks automotive programs are prepared to excel in today’s high-tech automotive industry.