Automotive Technician MAST

Automotive Technician


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:

Automotive Fundamentals

Careers in Automotive Technology
Tools—use and care


Brakes—Disc and Drum
Electronic Anti-lock Brakes

Steering and Suspension

Steering Systems
Front and Rear Suspension


Valve train

Engine Performance

Fuel System Components – Functions
Emissions Controls
Computer Inputs/Outputs
Ignition Systems


Wiring Systems
Electronic Components
Scan Tool Use

Heating and Air Conditioning

A/C System Components
A/C Operation and Theory
Heating Components

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

Cooperative Education

Offered through area dealerships, such as

  • Apple Valley Chevrolet
  • Miller Honda VW Isuzu
  • Miller Jeep
  • Thomassen Ford
  • Douglas Chevrolet
  • Opequon Motors
  • Parsons Ford

JRTI is a public school. That means that our adult prep programs are very affordable.

Use our Net Price Calculator.

Download approximate program costs PDF.

First Semester Second Semester Approximate Total
$5495 $3725 $9220

For more information, see our Gainful Employment Disclosures.

Do You Meet the Prerequisites?

  1. Must be 18 years old.
  2. Have a high school diploma or WV-accepted equivalency diploma.
  3. 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

  1. Fill out an application online. The registration fee will be deferred until you have been accepted into the program.
  2. Take the TABE (basic skills test) to evaluate your academic (reading, math, etc.) skills. Use this link to schedule your test with the Jill S. Weekley Learning Center.
  3. Submit a copy of your driving record.
  4. Complete your application for Federal Student Aid at This is a requirement for receiving Federal Financial aid (PELL grant). JRTI school code is (008355).
  5. Meet with the instructor for an interview. You can contact the instructor, Melissa Williams, at

Final Steps

  1. The instructor will contact you to inform you if you have met the requirements and have been accepted into the program.
  2. If you have been accepted, you will need to pay the registration fee to reserve your seat in the program.

Consumer Disclosure Letter

Dear Student,

James Rumsey Technical Institute is committed to providing all potential students with information regarding their rights and responsibilities as mandated by the United States Department of Education.  While the following information may be found in more than one location, we are providing you with direct links to access this information.  We will provide a paper copy upon request.  If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the school directly.

  • JRTI Net Price Calculator:  under financial aid and on program pages. (please note that JRTI does not provide room and board, therefore living costs are estimated and may vary greatly according to a student’s individual circumstances)
  • Gainful Employment under Policies.
  • Course schedule and textbook information: on each program page.
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)  under Policies.
  • Drug and alcohol abuse prevention information: under Student Resources
  • Copyright Infringement Policy: under Policies and on page 18 of the student handbook.
  • Voter registration information:  under Student Resources
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy:  under Policies and as part of the JRTI Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Fire Safety under Documentation.
  • Crime Report: under Documentation.