You Gearheads want to Learn How to Turn a Wrench?!

Yes, the Car Chip Shortage = Less New Cars = More Service Workers Needed to Maintain Existing Cars.* 

Our curriculum was created to teach toward a career in the automotive industry and run like a car dealership. When you successfully complete the class, you are ready for the workforce. 

In class, you will learn to service and repair a wide range of vehicles. Our shop currently consists of 2000-2016 models and includes a Challenger, Turbo-charged Buick Encore, Toyota Camry, Ford F150 and more. You will study domestics and imports from the inside out. 

You will learn to diagnose and repair performance and electrical issues related to operation and drivability of the vehicle.

You will be taught the basics in electrical and engine performance. In brakes, you will replace disk brakes, hydraulic systems, and receive an introduction into the antilock braking system. You will leave being able to mount and balance wheels and service and repair steering suspension. 

Field trips allow you to see manufacturing facilities and continuing education opportunities first-hand. Most recently we have visited OSU-IT, the Tulsa Bus Plant, Kicker, the Small Engine & Steam Show, the OKC Auto Show, and toured dealerships. 

Curriculum for the program is aligned with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards.

Industry credentials include OSHA 10 and MACS 609. Once you’ve successfully completed the course you may choose to work for a body shop, part store, service station, or dealership. Some dealerships provide additional training for specific manufacturer certification. 

*The existing shortage of auto technicians makes it a great time to join the automotive industry. Tech is the Key, and we are prepared. This industry is constantly changing – as you see even more hybrid and electrical vehicles enter the road. Come explore the opportunities.


Areas of Study

  • Automotive Foundations & Safety
  • Brakes Introduction
  • Brakes Fundamentals
  • Servicing Wheels
  • Servicing the Steering System
  • Servicing the Suspension System
  • Engine Introduction
  • Engine Fundamentals
  • Transmission Drivetrains & Axles
  • Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Introduction
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems Foundations
  • Engine Performance Introduction
  • Engine Performance Fundamentals
  • Workforce Staging

Potential Career Path

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