Automotive Services


This NATEF/AYES accredited course offers entry-level employment skills for students completing one school year. The program consists of three phases, each taught by ASE certified technicians with many years of automotive repair and diagnostic experience. Classrooms and shops are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and training tools. Industry partners offer input regarding the training needs of today’s entry-level technicians. The program also focuses on career readiness skills that are necessary for the student’s professional development. Summer internships and job placement opportunities are available to top students. A second year of training is available and concentrates on live work and advanced training. SVCTE’s automotive training can lead to other opportunities such as service writing, parts counter person, porter, and parts driver.

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  • General Service Technician
  • Suspension and steering
  • Service at garages or dealerships
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Engine performance
  • Engine repair
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)

Class Benefits

  • 20-30 high school credits earned per year
  • Develop skills leading to a highly paid, high demand job

Earned Outside of (Following) the Class

  • ASE Certification A-1 thru A-8
  • ASE G1 Certification


Certifications Earned Within the Class

  • Class completion certificate
  • EPA Section 609 Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) Certification

Job Opportunities Upon Completion

  • Porter
  • Lube technician
  • Tire service technician
  • Light duty technician
  • Parts counter person
  • Alignment technician
  • Entry-level automotive technician


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About the Instructors

The Automotive Services program is taught by three automotive experts, Tom Gholamipour, Jimmy Walker, and Ed Van Hagen. Each instructor teaches a twelve-week portion of the program. Students then rotate to another instructor who specializes in another area of expertise. All Instructors are ASE Certified in the automotive industry. Combined, all three instructors have over 40 years of industry experience.


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