Automotive Technician & Mechanic Training
The Automotive Technology Program offers ASE based training in the automotive maintenance and repair industry with an emphasis in logical diagnostic procedures and effective repair methods. Students receive classroom and laboratory training using modern test equipment and specialized tools. Students gain a high level of proficiency through hands-on experience in laboratory settings that replicate real work environments. Students will be trained on electrical and HVAC, engine performance, suspension and steering, brakes, and transmission diagnosis and repair.
The Automotive Technology Program prepares graduates for entry-level employment as an automotive repair technician in a global industry. Upon successful completion of the Automotive Technology Program, graduates are awarded an Occupational Associate Degree (OAD) in Automotive Technology. Approximate completion of the Automotive Technology Program is 91 credits.
The students will acquire the entry-level skills necessary for a career in any of the eight ASE automotive repair categories. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications are recognized by many car manufacturers and fleet or independent repair facilities as the benchmark for technical knowledge. J-Tech’s curriculum provides the technical content necessary to prepare students for ASE certification test readiness and the skills employers are looking for. In a competitive work environment, technical skills are not enough. The primary objective of the Automotive Technology Program is for students to graduate with the technical and soft skills that build career opportunities not only for initial employment, but advancement in the industry.
The student will perform repairs and diagnostic procedures on various vehicles and training equipment using the most modern equipment. The J-Tech lab provides the use of the following: a computerized automotive information system, four-wheel computerized alignment machine, computerized wheel balancer, articulating arm tire machine, brake lathe, exhaust gas analyzer, diagnostic computer scanners, lab scopes, fuel injection test equipment, basic engine testing tools, specialized automatic transmission tools, electronic circuit testing tools and meters, and air conditioning charging and recovery equipment. J-Tech also works with local employers for input on current trends and new equipment to meet the changing needs of the industry.