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Automotive Technology students learn diagnosis & repair skills from ASE Master Technicians through classroom lecture, computer/simulation lab and hands-on experience in our ASE certified lab/shop. Our program helps students prepare for ASE certification. Weekly out-of-class lab assignments are required. Students who complete the program gain some credit toward the required two-year work experience requirement for ASE certification.

Students are required to complete 40 hours of job shadowing outside of program hours.

John Fort
Mark Braddock
ASE Master
Certified Technician

Certified Technician

Automotive Technology Training includes:

  • Safety
    Students will learn and demonstrate safe use of basic hand tools, power tools lifts and equipment. Automotive measurements and related math.

  • Automotive Maintenance
    Understand fasteners, gaskets, seals, sealant, lubrication, service and recycling; perform vehicle maintenance and how to properly handle hazardous material.

  • Engine Fundamentals and Repair
    Areas of emphasis include engine technology, fundamentals, design, and classification; alternative engines; top end and bottom end engine construction; short block and front end service; engine reassembly, installation and break-in; mechanical problems; cooling technology, maintenance and repair; lubrication fundamentals, diagnosis, testing and repair. Students will perform an engine tear-down to reinforce topics covered.

  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
    Topics covered include electrical theory, circuit types, Ohmís Law, automotive electrical and electronic components; electrical tools and test equipment; wiring diagrams and repair; electrical diagnostics; computer system fundamentals; on-board diagnostics and scan tools; computer systems service; 12 volt and hybrid battery; battery service; engine starting systems diagnosis, testing and repair; charging system diagnosis, testing and repair; lights, instrumentation, wipers and horns operation and service.

  • Engine Performance
    Areas covered include system technologies; diagnosis, testing and repair; automotive fuels; combustion efficiency; fuel pumps, tanks, lines and filters; gasoline injection fundamentals, diagnosis and repair; diesel injection fundamentals, diagnosis, service and repair; exhaust system technology and repair; turbocharger/supercharger construction, operation and repair; emission control technology, system testing, service and repair; engine performance and drive-ability; advanced diagnostics; engine tune-up.

  • Brakes
    Includes instruction in brake system technology; brake system diagnosis, service and repair; anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control.

  • Suspension and Steering
    Students will learn tire, wheel and wheel bearing fundamentals; tire, wheel and wheel bearing diagnosis, service and repair; suspension system technology, diagnosis, service and repair; steering system technology, diagnosis, service and repair; and wheel alignment.

  • Manual Drive Train and Axles
    Includes instruction in clutch technology, diagnosis, service and repair; manual transmission technology, diagnosis, service and repair; drive shaft and transfer case technology; drive shaft and transfer case diagnosis, service and repair; differential and rear axle technology, service and repair; transaxle and front drive axle technology, diagnosis, service and repair.

  • Automatic Transmission/Trasaxle
    Includes instruction in automatic transmission technology; automatic transmission diagnosis, service and repair; transaxle and front drive axle technology diagnosis, service and repair.

  • Introduction to Hybrid Technology
    Reinforces elements of hybrid drive technology taught in other sections of the program. Includes additional instruction in hybrid drive diagnosis, service and repair; 28 Ė 12 volt and hybrid battery technology.

  • Heating and Air Conditioning
    Includes instruction in heating and air conditioning fundamentals; diagnosis, testing and repair.

  • Automotive Technology Lab/Shop
    Students gain real-world experience operating an automotive repair shop for three months. Students diagnose, service and repair vehicles; write estimates; itemize invoices; provide customer service; and manage parts and time.


  • Class meets from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday

  • Students may start on the following dates:

    August 6, 2018 - June 20, 2019

    November 5, 2018 - September 19, 2019

    February 18, 2019 - December 19, 2019

    May 28, 2019 - April 2, 2020

  • Students attend class two nights per week and lab two nights per week

    Please call 419-589-6363 for class and registration information.

Fees (800-hour program)


*Estimated Fees

Program Total

*Estimated fees include books, tools, lab fees, two(2) ASE certification assessments and personal/career counseling services. Estimated fees may change before class begins.

Articulation Agreements
Franklin University - 24 credit hours
(Bachelor of Science in Applied Management degree)

North Central State College - in progress

Contact Director:
Sonja Pluck

600 Esley Lane

Mansfield, OH 44905

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