AUTOMOTIVE AND GENERAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN
AUTOMOTIVE AND MACHINE REPAIR
Test vehicle systems and parts, identify mechanical problems, perform basic maintenance, repair and replace parts, and interact with clients. Work on engines, transmissions, drive belts, brakes, electronic steering systems, diagnostic tools, power tools, and common hand tools.
Students in Automotive and General Service Technician are trained in the following subject areas:
- Introduction to automotive shop and personal safety
- Automotive transmission and transaxle
- Vehicle issue diagnosis
- Engine repair
Before entering the Automotive and General Service Technician program, students must:
- Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests
- Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Students who complete an Automotive and Machine Repair training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:
National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
United Automobile Workers (UAW)
ASE/NATEF Program Certification
Credentials such as these prepare students for work in original equipment manufacturing (OEM) dealerships and aftermarket automotive machine shops.
Automotive and General Service Technician
HOW MANY MONTHS
IT TAKES TO COMPLETE
FOR THIS CAREER
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
Attention to detail