Program Overview

The high school Automotive Service Technology program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to be competitive in today's automotive workforce. The course is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and introduces you to the fundamentals of repair, tune-up, and maintenance of today's automobiles.

Degree Explanations

Upon completion of the two year program, you will have the opportunity to receive a Certificate of Completion in Automotive Service Technology.

Upon receiving your Certificate of Completion, you may continue your education at NPC through the technical and professional division.

Job Opportunities

  • Automotive shops
  • Car dealerships
  • Private businesses

Program Content:

Automotive Service I

In year one, you will be trained in routine service practices and general vehicle maintenance. You will learn to identify and repair brakes, both drum and disc and hydraulic systems. You will also be trained to diagnose and repair automobile engines.

Automotive Service II

In year two, you will be introduced to basic electrical systems and diagnostics. You are taught to diagnose and repair suspension and steering systems. You will also be trained in automotive air conditioning and heating systems. 

Enrollment Criteria

All programs in the technical center have three class periods available for enrollment.  In the event there are more applicants for a section than seats available, you will be asked to choose an alternate period. If the section(s) are still over enrollment capacity, the following additional criteria will be used to determine acceptance into the program:

  1. Minimum math level of tenth grade (Algebra and Geometry)
  2. Minimum sixth grade reading level
  3. Minimum 2.0 GPA
  4. Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds
  5. Student interview

Final determination will be at the discretion of the instructor and the center director.