Career & Technical Education offers an opportunity for students to learn skills they may use in high school, college, in a career after graduation and/or a financial means to help further their education. CTE Automotive blends academics and career preparation to produce well‐rounded graduates ready for the opportunities in the field of transportation.
Students have the opportunity to join SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.
Automotive Technology I: Maintenance & Light Repair
Automotive Technology II: Automotive Service
Paint & Refinishing
Courses may not be offered on every campus. Check with campus counseling department.
High Demand, High Wage!
What Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Do
Automotive service technicians and mechanics, often called service technicians or service techs, inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks.
How to Become an Automotive Service Technician or Mechanic
Some employers prefer automotive service technicians and mechanics who have completed a formal training program in a postsecondary institution. Industry certification is usually required once the person is employed.
The median wage of automotive service technicians and mechanics with 2-4 years of experience is $12.59-$19.49 per hour.
Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is expected to grow 17 percent from 2010 to 2020! Job opportunities for qualified jobseekers is very good.
What Automotive Body and Glass Repairers Do
Automotive body and glass repairers restore, refinish, and replace vehicle bodies and frames, windshields, and window glass.
How to Become an Automotive Body or Glass Repairer
Most employers prefer to hire repairers who have completed a formal training program in automotive body repair or refinishing. Still, many new repairers begin work without formal training. Industry certification is becoming increasingly important.
The median wage of an automotive body repairer with 2-4 years of experience is $11.58-$18.00 per hour.
Employment of automotive body and glass repairers is expected to grow 19 percent from 2010 to 2020. Those with formal training and industry certification should have very good job opportunities.