Car Mechanic

Automotive Technology

In the Automotive Technology program, students learn how to inspect and adjust automobiles with a focus on diagnosis and repair of engines, brakes, power train, suspensions and steering, wheel alignment, fuel injection systems, electrical systems, air conditioning and computer control panels. Students can earn several certifications to obtain employment as an automotive technician.

students working in auto technology
student working in auto tech
student working in  auto tech

Certifications and Proficiency Credits

Industry Certification

  • ASE Certifications (Level 1):

    • Electrical/Electronic Systems​

    • Engine Repair

    • Suspension and Steering

  • ASE Certifications (Level 2):

    • Automobile Service Technology​

    • Brakes

    • Electrical/Electronic Systems

    • Engine Performance

    • Heating and Air Conditioning

    • Maintenance and Light Repair

    • Suspension and Steering

  • Air Conditioning Recyclers Test/Certification

College Proficiency Credits

  • Community College of Baltimore County - Introduction to Automotive Technology (5 credits)

Career Pathways with Industry Credentials

  • Automotive Service Technician

  • Automotive Body and Glass Repairers

  • Automotive Sales and Management

  • Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technician

  • Automotive Service Writer

  • Shop Manager

  • Office Manager

  • Estimator

  • Auto Equipment Supplier

  • Service Advisor

Career Pathways with Continued Education & Training

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Industrial Mechanic

  • Insurance Adjuster

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

  • Mechatronics Engineer

  • Trainer

  • Shop owner

  • Production Manager

  • Research and Development