Automotive Technology

Advanced Diagnostic Skills and Computer-Driven Operating Systems

Two students wearing protective googles and gloves reach inside the engine of a car
Students learn to maintain, diagnose and repair passenger vehicles. Students identify mechanical and electronic/computer issues that affect vehicle performance and safety. Students utilize computer-based diagnostic equipment as a source of vehicle analysis.

Units of Study

Shop Orientation and Safety (OSHA 10), plus:

  • 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 Welding

College Credits

Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment  
ATP100- Automotive Services

Articulation Agreements

  • Alfred State 

  • Erie County Community College

  • Monroe Community College

  • SUNY Canton 

  • SUNY Morrisville 

  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE)

Professional Outlook

Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers: 1.8% projected growth in jobs from 2018-28 in the Finger Lakes region.
 
Automotive Service Technician and Mechanic median Finger Lakes region salary: $43,160 per year (in 2021).
 
Source: NYS Department of Labor

Teachers

David Shalke
Brian Walczak 
 
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.

Enrollment Information

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.
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