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Auto Technology

Auto Technology

Program Highlights
Accredited by NATEF | Approved by Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) | Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Certified | Brakes |Electrical | Engine Performance | Engine Repair | Maintenance and Light Repair | Steering | Suspension

Program Description
Learn to diagnose, repair, and adjust all phases of automotive mechanics while working on gas, hybrid, and diesel engines. You will use the latest automotive testing equipment including computerized diagnostic equipment.

Career Pathways
  • Alignment Technician
  • Automotive Assembler
  • Automotive Technician
  • Brake Specialist
  • Lube Oil Filter Technician
  • Parts Specialist
  • Tire Service Technician

With Additional Training:

  • Driveability Specialist
  • Parts Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Transmission Specialist

Teacher Information

Eric Hohman
High School
Auto Technology Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22382

Industry Certifications

Program of Study

 Junior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Elective: .5 or 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses
Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Elective: .5 or 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor. 

Program Fees
Auto Technology I
Tool Kits - $168.00
Student Fees - N/A
Total Cost- $168.00 (waived for students enrolled in free/reduced lunch program as of September 30)

Auto Technology II
Tool Kits - N/A
Student Fees - N/A
Total Cost - N/A

Competency Profile
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College Credits
Agreements with many colleges/universities help students, who meet established criteria, earn college credit for courses taken at the Lorain County JVS.  These credits can be transferred to the respective institution.  Potential college credits for Auto Technology students are listed below.  Credits listed are semester hours.

Cuyahoga Community College: 8 Credits
University of Northwestern Ohio: 12 Credit
Career-Technical Credit Transfer: 8 Credits

Math, English, Social Studies, and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

More information about career-technical credit transfer is available on the Ohio Board of Regents website.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as Skills USA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

SkillsUSA logo and NTHS logo

Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.

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