Automotive Technology

IF YOU SPEAK MECHANIC, YOUR FUTURE IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!

Are you a hands-on person? Do you like to work on your own car?  Do you want to guarantee that you will be touching (yes, physically touching) cars at your job? If you have answered yes to these, then becoming a mechanic could be the right choice.

Automotive Technicians are diagnostic specialists, they are great problem solvers.  This challenging field is constantly changing with the latest technology advances.

Employment of service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified jobseekers should be good.

Explore Your Opportunities

  • Rock Valley College and Hononegah High School
  • College and High School Credit Earned
  • 2 Year Programs
  • Prerequisites: School Counselor Approval and Accuplacer Scores

Rock Valley College

Automotive Service Technology Year 1 & 2

Topics to be covered:

  • Braking systems
  • Steering operation
  • Suspension systems
  • Tool and equipment safety

Courses:
Year 1:  ATM 105, ATM 106, ATM 140
Year 2: ATM 107, ATM 114, ATM 221
*See RVC Catalog for course descriptions

Hononegah High School

Automotive Technology Year 1 & 2

Automotive Technology Year 1
Topics to be covered:

  • Braking systems
  • Suspension/steering
  • Electronic systems
  • Engine performance

Automotive Technology Year 2
Topics to be covered:

  • Electronic and Hydraulic systems
  • Brakes, traction control
  • Wheel bearings
  • Power assist units

Certifications:

  • Valvoline Motor Oil Basics
  • OSHA Safety and Compliance