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At a Glance

Our Auto Technician program covers the 3 main areas in which service techs perform: electrical systems, brakes, and steering & suspension. Get hands-on demos, learn from an interactive textbook and take trips to local auto shops.

Approx. Number of Hours/Months:

129 hours/5 – 6 months

Program Cost:**


Est. Hourly Wage:*

$22.54 per hour

Min. Occupational Requirements:

16 years old or older; able to read, speak, write and understand English

Automotive Technician Job Overview

Automotive Technicians work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops, service departments of car dealerships or any other type of mechanic shop. They inspect a driver’s vehicle, inform them of any issues and provide necessary maintenance to get the car working effectively again. Automotive Technicians typically repair basic car parts like brakes, steering wheels and engines. They can also inspect and fix a vehicle’s electrical system. Most of them must perform automotive care tasks daily, like checking fluid levels, rotating tires and changing oil fluids. Automotive Technicians must also clean the repair shop and organize the tools and various auto parts.023-05-22 WRK Automotive Technician Digital Badge

Licensure/certification earned

Each class prepares students to test for the ASE individual certification in the respected area. Three individual ASE certifications in addition to 6 months of work experience in a related field qualifies students to test for the ASE Maintenance and Light Repair.  

Financial Assistance

There’s more than $150,000 in funding available to help pay for short-term job training. Up to 90% of costs may be covered to complete this training program.


View all current course offerings. Not all courses are offered within every term schedule.

VOC–749 Introduction to Automotive Technician
VOC–750 Automotive Electrical Systems
VOC–751 Automotive Brake Systems
VOC–752 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems

Additional Information & Program Requirements

You should be able to read, speak, write and understand English (exceptions may be made if the person is unable to meet one of these requirements for a medical reason, such as hearing impairment)

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Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

410-386-8100 |

*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.