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.
In this course open to juniors and seniors, students learn firsthand the basic fundamentals of auto servicing and repair. Students enjoy practical, on-the job training as they work with instructors in a modern facility that operates as a real automotive service center. From basic small engine repair to replacing brakes, students gain invaluable experience in the lab. A Small Engine/Outdoor Power Equipment Technology course is included with an authorized Briggs & Stratton instructor.
Virtual Open House
Information about our programs and our virtual open house can be found at https://mypath.scctc.org/
Students sharpen the safety and support service skills they need to work in new and used car dealerships, vehicle maintenance service centers, outdoor power equipment dealers, independent repair facilities and tire repair service facilities. Students will experience one-half day of hands-on experience in the lab/classroom, with the remainder of their day concentrating on academic coursework, such as lectures, readings, and task assignments.
Experience and Skills Gained
- Safe work practices
- Business ethics
- Auto detailing
- Tire servicing
- Exhaust system service
- Outdoor power equipment service
- Vehicle maintenance services
- Brakes, suspension and steering servicing
- Electrical system servicing
A Few of the Career Opportunities
- Auto Detailer
- Tire Service technician
- Vehicle maintenance technician
- Undercar technician (brakes, steering & suspension)
- Technician assistant
- Power equipment service person
College Scholarship Opportunities
$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.
Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value
OSHA 10 Hour Training - 1 Point
CPR/First Aid - 1 Point
Clark State Community College - Sem. Hrs.
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications - 3 Credits
Sinclair Community College - Sem. Hrs.
AUT 1100 Consumer Automotive - 2 Credits
Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.
All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.