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Auto Body and Paint Technician

360 HOURS
20 HOURS PER WEEK
36 WEEKS

Skills: Remove and install auto body panels, parts, and glass — Prepare a vehicle for paint, detail work, and use high transfer paint equipment — Use and maintain hand and power auto tools — Communicate effectively and professionally on the job, and apply work ethics — Follow industry safety practices and procedures

Teaching is based on industry standards developed by I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair). Students can choose to specialize in either auto body repair or paint, or both.

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Auto Technician

360 HOURS
20 HOURS PER WEEK
36 WEEKS

Skills: Diagnose and repair problems with engines, brakes, suspension, steering, electronics, and fuel systems — Use computer for diagnostics — Correctly use and maintain hand tools and equipment — Communicate effectively and professionally on the job, and apply work ethics — Follow industry safety practices and procedures

Lessons are based on best-practice industry standards from NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation), and knowledgeable instructors have modern technical qualifications. Classes also prepare you for the Basic Clean Air Car Program, needed for smog check technicians.

A normal day of classes includes time in a lecture setting and hands-on work in the shop. Work as part of a team, on actual cars scheduled for repair in a work setting that is like those in the automotive repair industry.

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Quick Service Inspection Technician

162 HOURS
12 HOURS PER WEEK
13 WEEKS

Skills: Inspect vehicles, prepare estimates, change fluids, and learn proper hazardous waste disposal. Make minor electrical repairs using hand, power and lifting tools.

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Service Advisor

300 HOURS
25 HOURS PER WEEK
13 WEEKS

Skills: Learn the overall role of the Service Advisor for both small and large independent garages and dealerships. The program covers customer service and communication skills, writing repair orders, estimating parts and labor costs. Also gain a basic understanding of vehicle systems, functions, service requirements and parts including original equipment manufacturing and aftermarket parts identification.

Classes are held at the Educational Cultural Complex Monday through Thursday. Orientations and pre-registration required prior to enrollment.

Requires completion of two courses:

  • AUTO 508 Service Advisor I
  • AUTO 508A Service Advisor II

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