Program at a Glance
Vehicle Maintenance Technology is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position as a mechanic’s assistant, lubrication technician, new vehicle preparation technician, tire specialist and automotive detailer.

What You Will Learn
Vehicle Maintenance Technology prepares students for career opportunities aligned to the automotive service industry. Learning activities are designed to prepare students for the Student ASE certification exam. Students may earn multiple industry credentials.

This program offers training in several key facets of automotive service including, but not limited to:
  • Comprehensive Safety Training
  • Lifting Equipment Certification
  • Oil Changes
  • Tire Changes/Installation
  • Wheel Balancing/Rotations/Pressure Checks
  • Exhaust Repairs
  • Comprehensive Brake System Training--Disc Brake/Drum Brake Repairs and Service
  • Basic Tune-Ups
  • Automotive Detailing (minor scratch removal, wash, wax etc.)
  • Transmission/Differential Service
  • Basic Engine Diagnostics (check engine light)
  • Bumper to Bumper Visual Inspection
  • General Vehicle Servicing- Lights, Wipers, etc.
Career Pathways
Students are prepared for entry-level employment as technicians in auto repair shops, car dealerships, tire shops, exhaust and lube shops, auto parts stores and body shops. Students may also continue their education in a post-secondary program.  

Sample Careers
  • Automotive Technician
  • Vehicle Maintenance Mechanic
  • General Service Provider
  • Warranty and Parts Advisor
  • Automotive Lube Technician