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High School

Auto Technology

Program Highlights

Air Conditioning | Approved by Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) | Auto Service Excellence (ASE) Certified | Brakes |Electrical | Engine Performance | Engine Repair | Front End Suspension

Program Description

Students are instructed in diagnosis, repair and adjustments of all phases of automotive mechanics. Instruction covers work on both gas and diesel engines. Students use the latest automotive testing equipment including computerized diagnostic equipment.

Teacher Information

Eric Hohman
High School

Auto Technology Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22382
ehohman@lcjvs.net

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 schedule. Not all electives are available every semester. Past elective options have included the following classes:
Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertibrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills.

Math Options: 
Tech Math 330, Tech Math 121, Tech Math 122.

English and Government Options available with teacher recommendation: Oberlin College Writing, Oberlin College Government.

Course descriptions are available online.

Two students working underneath a car.
Two LCJVS students working on a car wheel.
LCJVS student working in the lab
An LCJVS student working underneath a car hood.

Career Pathways

  • Alignment Technician
  • Automotive Assembler
  • Automotive Repairman
  • Automotive Technician
  • Brake Specialist
  • Lube Oil Filter Technician
  • Tire Repair Technician

With Additional Training:

  • Driveability Specialist
  • Parts Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Transmisson Specialist

Competency Profile

Click here to view the Competency Profile

Industry Certifications

ASE Certified

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.

Skills USA and NTHS

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.