Automotive technicians test drive vehicles and test components and systems using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices. They troubleshoot problems and perform repairs on automotive systems including ignition, emission control, brakes, electrical, and suspension. They provide vehicle maintenance services such as tuning engines or replacing parts that wear out like spark plugs, batteries, fuel filters, and oil filters. They often work in a team and continue learning new skills over their entire career.
Degree Type: Associate Degree
County: Travis and Williamson
free information session
Classes offered at Austin Community College.
A professional toolset provided (applied technology) -OR- a uniform of scrubs and stethoscope provided (healthcare)
Critical thinker, self-motivated, trainable, punctual, good customer service, trained in automotive services, brakes, oil and gas, suspension, transmission, and tires