Automotive Technology


• Diagnose, service and repair a wide range of vehicles alongside a certified Master Technician

• Utilize advanced diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot and repair complex automotive systems

• Use problem solving skills while working on today’s advanced computerized electrical systems

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Auto Tech student working

Is this you?

  • I am self reliant
  • I solve problems
  • I have mechanical aptitude
  • I am detail oriented

Career Opportunities Upon Graduation:

  • Alignment Technician
  • Tire Repair Technician
  • Brake Specialist
  • Automotive Assembler
  • Lube Oil Filter Tech

With additional Training/Education:

  • Transmission Specialist
  • Parts Manager
  • Engine Builder
  • Engine Machinist
  • Service Manager

CERTIFICATIONS: *Earn ODE Credential Points Toward Graduation
(*Earn up to 32 Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Credential Points toward Graduation during your junior and senior years)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Service Technology (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Brakes (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Electronic/Electrical System (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Performance (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Repair (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Heating & Air Conditioning (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Maintenance & Light Repair (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Manual Drive Train & Axles (*3 points)
• Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Suspension & Steering (*3 points)
• First Aid/CPR (*1 point)
• OSHA 10 (*1 point)

To be successful in this field, students must be able to:
• Stand and work on their feet several hours at a time
• Lift 50 pounds
• Perform the job in both hot and cold conditions
• Have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to perform mechanical repairs
• Read & comprehend service manual information and instructions

Typical Wages:

  • $8 to $12/hour starting wage
  • $18,000-$45,000 as a Specialist or Manager in this area
  • $45,000-$75,000 as a Specialist or Manager in Columbus area

Some Area Employers Include:
McDaniel Motors, Mathews Auto Group, Kevin’s Auto Repair, Auto Tech Towing, Precision Towing, Auto Zone, Advance, C & D Auto Sales, Carriage Towne

Partnering with:

  • Northwestern University
    Up to 18 credit hours for Hydraulic Brake Systems, Steering & Suspensions, Services & Procedures
  • Lincoln Tech Institute
    Up to 13.5 credit hours for Manual Drive Trains & Axles, Brake Systems, Suspensions & Steering
  • Terra Community College

Career Focus:
Prepared for immediate employment and/or college in an advanced auto tech program

Tri-Rivers Career Center  affirms that equal opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, and ancestry of person.


Lucas Bledsoe