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Automotive Technology (Goodman)

Automotive Technology

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Derrick Rainey

M. R. Thorne Vocational-Technology Building
Goodman Campus

The Automotive Technology program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Instruction includes the diagnosis of malfunctions of all eight areas of ASE/NATEF certification (Engline Repair, Electrical & Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Brakes, Steering & Suspension Systems, Manual Drive Trains & Axles, Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles, Heating & Air Conditioning).

Automotive Technology may be taught as either a Technical Certificate program, an Advanced Technical Certificate program, or an AAS Degree program. The curriculum for Postsecondary Automotive Technology is based upon the task list published in ASE Certification for Automobile Training Programs and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF). This task list serves as a national standard for certification of automobile technician training programs and is regularly reviewed and validated by technicians and engineers in the automotive industry.

Career Opportunities: Graduates will be prepared for jobs in automotive dealerships, businesses, and industries as:

  • Service Managers
  • Service Dispatchers
  • Service Writers
  • Parts Managers
  • Warranty Clerks
  • Parts Sales
  • Detail Managements
  • Auto Technicians
  • Lube Technicians

The Automotive Technology Department of Holmes Community College will provide state-of-the-art training to parallel ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications and continue to provide entry-level technicians to the world of work.