Auto Tech

The automotive industry remains among the fastest growing business sectors in the United States. Because automobiles are the main means of transportation for most U.S. residents, repair and maintenance of cars and trucks is a necessity. Automotive related occupations will continue to grow, requiring highly skilled, technical training to keep pace with the industry. The SCCTC Transportation Systems curriculum focuses on developing these technical skills - and then applying them to real-workplace scenarios - helping our graduates gain the experience they need to secure high paying jobs upon graduation, or seamlessly transition into higher education classes.

Automotive Technology
As part of this two-year instructional program, students train to become entry-level automotive service technicians. Through various hands-on applications in our advanced auto technology lab, students develop the specific skills needed to advance in today’s increasingly technical industry.

Using a host of instructional methods, students are introduced to theory and operation in all areas. Giving students an intensive, in-depth study of related technology, the course concentrates on seven major areas of automotive repair

  •  electrical/electronic systems
  •  brakes, suspension and steering
  •  engine performance
  •  maintenance service & repair
  •  safety protocol
  •  personal & professional development
  •  OSHA10 Certification


Students see firsthand the skills they need to develop through job-shadowing opportunities in their junior year. During their second year in the program as seniors, students who demonstrate advanced skills have the opportunity to secure a job through the early placement
program or registered apprenticeship program.

Career Opportunities

  •  Entry-level Automotive Technician
  •  Engine Performance/Emission Technician
  •  Suspension, Steering and Brake Specialist
  •  Auto Maintenance Technician
  •  Small Engine Repair
  •  Power Equipment Service
  •  Under Car Specialist
  •  Service Writer
  •  Service Advisor
  •  Parts Counter Specialist

Facts!

  •  A $3,000 scholarship to Sinclair College is available to qualified College Tech Prep Students.
  •  Graduating students can combine work and a college degree with dealer supported apprenticeship programs (CAP, ASEP and PACT).
  •  More than 1,300 new jobs for automotive technicians are available in Ohio annually.
  •  The average wage for a technician with 5 years experience is $34,000 to $50,000.
  •  Approximately 60-70% of students continue their training after graduation.
  •  Students have an opportunity to earn college credits at the CTC through articulation agreements with many well-known automotive colleges