Pre-Vocational Programs

  • The auto shop is a pre-vocational program designed to prepare students to move on to regular education programs such as vocational technical schools, trade schools, an apprentice level program, or entry level on the job training.

    Explore the following systems:

    • Steering
    • Lubrication
    • Suspensions
    • Cooling
    • Brakes
    • Electrical Engines
    • Transmissions


    Emphasis on:

    • Following Instructions
    • Work Ethic
    • Following Safety Procedures
    • Organization
    • Job Performance


    Skills Taught:

    • Maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of major automotive systems

Employment Opportunities

Automotive Specialty Technicians

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 49-3023.02

    Job Description:

    Repair only one system or component on a vehicle, such as brakes, suspension, or radiator.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Automotive Technician (Auto Technician), Technician, Mechanic, Air Conditioning Technician (A/C Technician), Trim Technician, Alignment Specialist, Automobile Mechanic (Auto Mechanic), Automotive Worker, Brake Technician, Drivability Technician

Repair Helpers

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 49-9098.00

    Job Description:

    Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties, such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, Building Equipment Operator (BEO), Trades Helper, Maintenance Helper, General Maintenance Mechanic, Well Tender, Facilities Maintenance Technician, Technician's Helper, Apprentice/Lineman

Tire Repairers

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 49-3093.00

    Job Description:

    Repair and replace tires.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Tire Technician, Tire Changer, Tire Shop Mechanic, Tire Buster, Tire Repairer

Insurance Appraisers

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 13-1032.00

    Job Description:

    Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine cost of repair for insurance claim settlement and seek agreement with automotive repair shop on cost of repair. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Automobile Damage Appraiser (Auto Damage Appraiser), Automobile Appraiser (Auto Appraiser), Material Damage Appraiser, Appraiser, Damage Appraiser, Field Appraiser, Field Inspector, Outside Physical Damage Appraiser, Physical Damage Appraiser, Insurance Appraiser

Cleaning Equipment Operators

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 51-9192.00

    Job Description:

    Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Clean in Places Operator (CIP Operator), Sanitation Technician, Sanitizer, Tub Wash Operator, Tub Washer, Equipment Cleaner, Machine Operator, Tank Washer, Wash Crew Person, Pickle House Operator