Automotive Technology

Drive Towards a Career that Maintains and Improves Vehicles

Two students wearing protective googles and gloves reach inside the engine of a car
Shift into the inner workings of vehicles. Gear up to learn about topics like suspension, brakes and electrical systems. Gain a deep understanding using both computers and a variety of tools to test, diagnose and repair cars. Grease your mental gears as you move from car enthusiast to skilled technician. Accelerate your future success under the hood and solve complex technical problems.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

  • Shop Orientation and Safety (S/P2)
  • Suspension and Steering 
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Engine Performance
  • Engine Repair
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
  • Manual Transmissions and Drivetrains
  • Basic Technician Skills, Financial management
  • Welding - Oxyacetylene, MIG, and TIG

What You Can Earn

Available High School Academic Credits
At district request, students may earn:
  • English
Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications
Students have opportunities to earn:
  • Automotive Service of
  • Excellence (ASE)

Work-Based Learning
Organizations that support this program:
  • Bob Johnson Auto
  • DeCarolis
  • West Herr Automotive Group
  • Mercedez Benz of Rochester
  • Prolift
  • Titan Motorworks
  • Toyota Dealers of Rochester
  • Websmart Auto
  • West Herr

Where You Can Go

Career Opportunities
Minimal Requirement Beyond CTE
  • Auto Service Technician
  • Parts Associate

Additional Education and/or Experience
  • Service Advisor
  • Master Mechanic
  • Automotive Machinist

Postsecondary Pathways
Dual Enrollment
  • Monroe Community College
    • Survey of Auto Transportation and Service (MMP100)
    • Survey of Auto Service Lab (MMP101)

Articulation Agreements
  • Alfred State
  • MCC
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Morrisville


David Shalke
David Shalke earned an associate degree in occupational studies in automotive service and a bachelor of science in vocational-technical education. He has worked in the automotive industry as a Ford Certified Senior Master Technician, assistant service manager, service manager, and store manager. David also worked in high-tech automotive equipment sales and training. Since 1984 he has been an ASE Certified Master Technician.
Brian Walczak 

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Getting Started

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.