The Automotive Technology program gives students an opportunity to learn the essential skills for performing maintenance and diagnostics in the automotive industry. Students will be applying skills by working on vehicles in the shop and through demonstrations. The Automotive Technology program is aligned with NATEF and students are encouraged to prepare for industry certifications.
The first year of Automotive Technology covers basic automotive topics. The students will be learning basic automotive theory in areas of safety, tools, vehicle maintenance, braking systems, steering and suspension and basic engines. The class will consist of both in class theory and lab work. During the year the students will learn how to write and read work orders, speak with customers, and research service information.
During a student’s second year of this two-year sequential program the students will build on their previous learning and become acquainted new topics such as engine repair, engine performance, heating and air conditioning systems, electrical and electronics. While taking classes at WCTC the students will have a chance to earn college credits. The WCTC Automotive program is NATEF certified in Maintenance and Light Repair.