Automotive Technology & Motorcycle Maintenance

Last Updated: 12/1/2020 10:42 PM

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.


A NATEF Certified two-year instructional program, teaching five automotive concentrations, three motorcycle concentrations, and three life skills concentrations. Junior year students will focus on: Personal and professional development, safety, auto maintenance, auto braking systems, auto steering and suspensions, motorcycle maintenance, and motorcycle chassis/suspension and brakes. Returning seniors will focus on: auto electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, motorcycle electrical systems, and OSHA 10 certification as well as opportunities for work placement providing they meet the requirements from their junior year.


Virtual Open House

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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. This industry has become extremely advanced and the majority of training has become on-line. Therefore the lab is equipped with trainers that are used industry-wide including Ford, GM, Toyota, and Honda.

Experience and Skills Gained

  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Brakes, suspension, and steering
  • Engine performance
  • Maintenance service & repair
  • Safety protocol
  • Personal & professional development
  • OSHA10 Certification


A Few of the Career Opportunities

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


College Scholarship Opportunities

$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.


Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value

ASE Student Certification-Automotive Brakes - 3 Points

ASE Student Certification-Automotive Suspension and Steering - 3 Points

ASE Student Certification-Automotive Electronic/Electrical System - 3 Points

ASE Student Certification-Automotive Engine Performance - 3 Points

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.

MET 1131     PC Applications for Engineering - 1 Credit

BIS 1400     Customer Service - 3 Credits

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.

Additional Info

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center | 1901 Selma Road | Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: 937.325.7368
Fax: 937.325.7452