FULL-TIME ADULT CLASSES • 11-MONTH PROGRAM • 30 HOURS OF TRAINING PER WEEK
The Automotive Technology program trains students for entry-level positions in the automotive industry. Students spend 50 percent of their time working in a supervised shop, and the other 50 percent is spent in the classroom studying related theory.
Automotive technicians are in great demand. In the metropolitan area, technicians can earn an annual salary as high as the mid-$60,000 range. Increased high-tech controls are enabling technicians to earn even more!
Through articulation agreements, students can earn 12 hours of credit through the University of Northwestern Ohio. Call 304-754-7925 for more information.
The curriculum is divided into four (4) marking periods. Classes include:
Careers in Automotive Technology
Tools—use and care
Brakes—Disc and Drum
Electronic Anti-lock Brakes
Steering and Suspension
Front and Rear Suspension
Fuel System Components – Functions
Scan Tool Use
Heating and Air Conditioning
A/C System Components
A/C Operation and Theory
Courses of Study
9243A Automotive Technology MLR-1
9244A Automotive Technology MLR-3
9245A Automotive Technology MLR-4
9246A Automotive Technology MLR-2
9247A Alternative Fuels
9248A Automotive Technology AST-4
9249A Automotive Technology AST-1
9250A Automotive Technology AST-2
9251A Automotive Technology AST-3
9011A Work-Based Integration & Transition
- Dealerships (Line Mechanic, Specialty Mechanic, New/Used Car Preparation Parts, Parts Sales, etc.)
- Specialty Shops—Brakes, Tune-Up, Exhaust, Tires
- Independent Shops
- Service Centers
- Service Stores
- Parts Stores
Offered through area dealerships, such as
- Apple Valley Chevrolet
- Miller Honda VW Isuzu
- Miller Jeep
- Thomassen Ford
- Douglas Chevrolet
- Opequon Motors
- Parsons Ford
Do You Meet the Prerequisites?
- Must be 18 years old.
- Have a high school diploma or WV-accepted equivalency diploma.
- Students must be in good health, able to lift approximately forty pounds, bend, and stand on concrete floors for up to six hours a day.
What to do Next
- Fill out an application online. The registration fee will be deferred until you have been accepted into the program.
- Take the TABE (basic skills test) to evaluate your academic (reading, math, etc.) skills. Call the Jill S. Weekley Learning Center to schedule your test. 304-754-9712
- Submit a copy of your driving record.
- Complete your application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This is a requirement for receiving Federal Financial aid (PELL grant). JRTI school code is (008355).
- Meet with the instructor for an interview. You can contact the instructor via email from the Automotive Technology program’s page on our website.
- The instructor will contact you to inform you if you have met the requirements and have been accepted into the program.
- If you have been accepted, you will need to pay the registration fee to reserve your seat in the program.
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